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UN Says 233,000 Yemenis Dead After 6 Years Of Saudi-US Coalition Bombing

A grim milestone in the "forgotten war" which has close US involvement: six years after the Saudi coalition began bombing Yemen to prevent a full Houthi rebel takeover of the country, the United Nations has issued an updated official tally of the death toll.

The UN now says an estimated 233,000 people have died as a result of the over half-decade long conflict. Most of the deaths are believed to be from 'indirect causes' such as collapse of societal infrastructure, disease, and lack of food and resources.

"The war had already caused an estimated 233,000 deaths, including 131,000 from indirect causes such as lack of food, health services and infrastructure," the UN's top humanitarian office said early this week. This leaves a staggering over 100,000 direct combat deaths - likely most from aerial bombing.

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