Yemen conflict: UN experts say all sides responsible for war crimes

Yemen conflict: UN experts say all sides responsible for war crimes
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United Nations: UN human rights experts in a report on Yemen conflict, alleged that Yemeni government forces, the Saudi-led coalition backing them, and the rebel Houthi movement may be responsible for the war crimes, as all of them have made little effort to minimise civilian casualties.

The said report will be presented to the UN Human Rights Council next month. In the report, the experts point to attacks on residential areas in which thousands have died. They accused the warring parties, of arbitrary detentions, torture, enforced disappearances and recruiting children.

The Yemen conflict escalated in early 2015 when the Houthis seized control of much of the west of the country and forced President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi to flee abroad. Supported by the US, UK and France, the UAE, Saudi Arabia and seven other Arab states intervened in an attempt to restore the government.