Almotamar.net - Amnesty International has warned of the danger of cluster bombs dropped by the Saudi-led coalition on civilians in Yemen, stressing the north of the country has turned into "de facto minefields".
Children are particularly at risk of picking up and playing with submunitions, which they mistake for toys, given their small size and shape, the London-based organization said in a statement issued on Monday.
"Children and their families returning home in northern Yemen after a year of conflict are at grave risk of serious injury and death from thousands of unexploded cluster bomb submunitions," the organization said, following a 10-day research trip to Sa'ada, Hajjah, and Sana'a provinces.
Amnesty International said it found, on its most recent mission, evidence of US, UK and Brazilian cluster munitions used by the Saudi Arabia-led coalition forces.
It demanded the international community to clear contaminated areas and countries with influence to urge the Saudi-led coalition to stop using cluster munitions, which are internationally banned and inherently indiscriminate.
It urged donor countries to act quickly to support local efforts to safely and urgently locate, mark and clear areas contaminated by unexploded ordnance and educate affected communities on how to avoid danger in the meantime.
A Saudi aggression fighter jet targeted a citizen's car driving in Fara area of Kutaf district in Saada province overnight, killing the driver and injuring his friend, a security official said on Monday.
Scores of Saudi enemy soldiers were killed and injured on Sunday when the army and popular forces repelled a Saudi military attempt to sneak into Shurfah site in the border province of Najran, a military official said.
The operation was accomplished successfully against the Saudi
Saudi aggression warplanes have launched more than 49 airstrikes over the past hours on several residential areas across Yemen, a security official said on Sunday.
The airstrikes targeted the areas of Malahiz and Husama in Dhahir district, and areas Thuban, Masahif and Sdad in Bakim district of northern Saada province.