More than 100 Civilians Fall in Al-Baidha for Cluster Bombs
The Executive Mine Action Center for Handling (loyal to Sana’a government) revealed, on Friday that more than 100 civilians have fallen in the districts of Radman and Al-Qurashia in Al-Baidha province, victims of mines and bombs left by ISIS, al-Qaeda, and cluster bombs by Saudi coalition warplane.
In a statement issued, the center said 10 of the remnants’ victims had been killed in the past 48 hours, in addition to the killing of dozens of livestock in the area.
The statement warned of the danger of a large proliferation of war remnants and cluster bombs dropped by coalition aircraft in the capital and a number of Yemeni provinces.
“Unfortunately, we continue to monitor the continuation of the war coalition’s continued use of internationally banned cluster bombs in its air operations, the latest was in May,” the Mine Handling Executive Center said.
“The effects of these cluster bombs have remained for decades and are considered the most deadly for civilians, making the Republic of Yemen second only to the People’s Republic of Laos in terms of cluster bomb contamination and remnants of war,” he said.
The Executive Center for Mine stated that preventing the entry of detectors and supplies to remove explosives made it difficult for the center to intervene and respond as a result of the expansion of pollution, remnants, and cluster bombs in light of the limited resources and capabilities of the center.
The statement also called on Yemen’s humanitarian coordinator David Gresley, UN organizations and agencies, international and humanitarian organizations working in Yemen to carry out their humanitarian duty and pressuring the coalition to allow the entry and delivery of these devices to Sana’a and to work to build the center’s capacity commensurate with the scale of the problem, pollution, and challenges.
The Centre blamed the United Nations, along with the Saudi coalition, for continuing to kill more innocent victims and turning thousands of civilians into disabled people, as a result of the failure to provide the required equipment and field supplies and solving the problem of preventing their entry or identifying who was obstructing this humanitarian action under the Ottawa Convention and its protocols.