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115 children killed since the start of Saudi-led offensive in Yemen as airstrikes continue

  • FILE -  In this Saturday, April 4, 2015 file photo, Yemenis search for survivors in the rubble of houses destroyed by Saudi-led airstrikes in a village near Sanaa, Yemen. With the combatants pounding each other in residential areas and Saudi-led coalition warplanes bombarding from the sky, Yemen’s war is wreaking a particularly bloody toll among civilians: more than 550 dead the past month, including at least 115 children, according to the UN. So far, relatively muted international outcry has put little pressure on the warring sides to stop. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed, File)

    FILE - In this Saturday, April 4, 2015 file photo, Yemenis search for survivors in the rubble of houses destroyed by Saudi-led airstrikes in a village near Sanaa, Yemen. With the combatants pounding each other in residential areas and Saudi-led coalition warplanes bombarding from the sky, Yemen’s war is wreaking a particularly bloody toll among civilians: more than 550 dead the past month, including at least 115 children, according to the UN. So far, relatively muted international outcry has put little pressure on the warring sides to stop. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Saturday, April 4, 2015, file photo, Yemeni boys display shrapnel they collected from the rubble of houses destroyed by Saudi-led airstrikes in a village near Sanaa, Yemen. With the combatants pounding each other in residential areas and Saudi-led coalition warplanes bombarding from the sky, Yemen’s war is wreaking a particularly bloody toll among civilians: more than 550 dead the past month, including at least 115 children, according to the UN. So far, relatively muted international outcry has put little pressure on the warring sides to stop. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed, File)

    FILE - In this Saturday, April 4, 2015, file photo, Yemeni boys display shrapnel they collected from the rubble of houses destroyed by Saudi-led airstrikes in a village near Sanaa, Yemen. With the combatants pounding each other in residential areas and Saudi-led coalition warplanes bombarding from the sky, Yemen’s war is wreaking a particularly bloody toll among civilians: more than 550 dead the past month, including at least 115 children, according to the UN. So far, relatively muted international outcry has put little pressure on the warring sides to stop. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Monday, April 20, 2015, file photo, Yemenis check the body of a man killed in a Saudi-led airstrike against Iran-allied Shiite rebels, known as Houthis, that hit a site of a weapons cache in Yemen's capital, Sanaa. With the combatants pounding each other in residential areas and Saudi-led coalition warplanes bombarding from the sky, Yemen’s war is wreaking a particularly bloody toll among civilians: more than 550 dead the past month, including at least 115 children, according to the UN. So far, relatively muted international outcry has put little pressure on the warring sides to stop. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed, File)

    FILE - In this Monday, April 20, 2015, file photo, Yemenis check the body of a man killed in a Saudi-led airstrike against Iran-allied Shiite rebels, known as Houthis, that hit a site of a weapons cache in Yemen's capital, Sanaa. With the combatants pounding each other in residential areas and Saudi-led coalition warplanes bombarding from the sky, Yemen’s war is wreaking a particularly bloody toll among civilians: more than 550 dead the past month, including at least 115 children, according to the UN. So far, relatively muted international outcry has put little pressure on the warring sides to stop. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed, File)  (The Associated Press)

A United Nations report says civilian causalities have mounted since the start of the Saudi-led offensive against Shiite rebels in Yemen, with at least 115 children killed in the conflict.

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights spokesman Rupert Colville said on Friday that 1,185 civilians have been injured between March 26, when the airstrike campaign began, and April 22.

The airstrikes continued on Friday with warplanes bombing civilian sites suspected of being used by Shiite rebels, also known as Houthis, to store weapons or deploy troops.

Witnesses say that a stadium and small villages near the southern town of Zinjibar were bombed. In the town of Lahj, coalition planes bombed a court house, the headquarters of police commandos and farm lands near the airport in the city of Aden.