At least 2,615 Yemeni civilians killed in seven months of conflict: UN

Published October 28th, 2015 - 07:50 GMT

At least 2,615 Yemeni civilians have been killed since the escalation of the armed conflict on March 26 in Yemen, United Nations said at a press conference in Geneva on Tuesday.

Yemeni civilians have been caught up in fighting since March 26, when Saudi Arabia and its Arab allies launched an air campaign against Shia Houthi militant group in Yemen.

"Between March 26 and Oct. 26, according to information gathered by the UN Human Rights Office, the conflict in Yemen has caused an estimated 2,615 civilian deaths," Rupert Colville, spokesman for the UN’s human rights agency, said at the press conference.

By Fatih Erel

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