Death toll rises to 50 in Yemen bus attack - Red Cross

Image      An ICRC-supported hospital received many dead and wounded Red Cross says

The Houthis seized the capital, Sanaa, in 2014 and overthrew the internationally recognised government led by President Abdrabu Mansur Hadi during a transition of power from former president Ali Abdullah Saleh.

Air strikes by the Saudi-led coalition have killed hundreds of civilians at hospitals, schools and markets.

Johannes Bruwer, head of delegation for the ICRC in Yemen, said: "Scores killed, even more injured, most under the age of ten".

He added that this operation was "implemented in accordance with worldwide humanitarian law and customary rules".

Yemen's stalemated, three-year war has killed over 10,000 people, badly damaged Yemen's infrastructure and crippled its health system.

The Save the Children charity, quoting its staff, said that at the time of the attack the children were on a bus heading back to school "from a picnic when the driver stopped to get a drink".

Fragments from the Houthi missile launched at Jizan Industrial City killed one Yemeni civilian and wounded 11, Saudi state media said earlier on Thursday.

The bus was hit as it was driving through a market in the rebel-held province of Saada, according to the Houthi-run Al-Masirah TV.

Col. Al-Maliki stressed: "The Coalition will take all necessary measures against the terrorist, criminal acts of the Iranian-Houthi militias, such as recruiting child soldiers, pushing them into battlefields and using them as shields for their terrorist acts".

The Saudi-led coalition later said the airstrikes were aimed at missile launchers used to attack the southern Saudi city of Jiza, claiming its strike constituted a "legitimate action".

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The missile was sacked from the rebel-held Yemeni province of Amran towards Jizan, the coalition said.

"Central Command was not involved in the air strike in Saada".

Despite killing dozens of schoolchildren, the spokesman called Thursday's attack on the school bus a "legitimate military action" and said it is "in accordance with global humanitarian law and customs".

But on social media, critics noted that other coverage of the air strike in the U.S. and Britain-which also supports the coalition-failed to acknowledge the countries' involvement in the war.

The Houthis have in recent months ramped up missile attacks against Saudi Arabia, which Riyadh usually says it intercepts.

After the strike, the United States, which largely supports the coalition's campaign, issued a statement.

A State Department spokeswoman expressed concern over the airstrike, and called for the Saudi-led coalition to investigate.

In another video, which appears to show the immediate aftermath of the strike, several lifeless bodies of children lay under a blown-up bus.

The US, the United Kingdom and other Western powers have been providing arms and intelligence to the alliance in the course of the war, which has unleashed the world's worst humanitarian crisis in Yemen, according to the UN.

There was a horrifying attack Thursday in Yemen - a Middle Eastern country torn apart by a 3-year-old civil war.

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