Saudi-led coalition bombing Yemen’s Houthi rebels kills at least 10 civilians

The Saudi-backed coalition fighting the Iranian-allied Houthi movement in Yemen has targeted at least 20 civilians including children, an aid group has said.

The Saudi military and allied coalition has been bombing the Houthis, which are backed by Iran, since March 2015.

Human Rights Watch said the coalition was using civilians as human shields, including children.

The UN said in February it had documented at least 22 civilian casualties from the coalition bombing of Houthi targets in Yemen since the beginning of the war.

Saudi Arabia has been one of the biggest donors to the coalition, along with the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Kuwait.

The US has been supporting the coalition by providing air cover and weapons, and also arming and training the rebels.