Death toll in Yemen war reaches 100,000 | World news

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  • Death toll in #Yemen war reaches 100,000 | World news | The Guardian
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/oct/31/death-toll-in-yemen-war-reaches-100000

    The death toll in Yemen’s war since 2015 has reached 100,000, according to a highly regarded database project that tracks the conflict.

    The Armed Conflict Location and Event Data project (Acled), which tracks confirmed fatalities in the conflict and is seen as reliable, said the figure included 12,000 civilian deaths in directly targeted attacks. It said 20,000 people had been reported killed this year, making it the second deadliest year of the war after 2018.

    The conflict in the Arab world’s poorest nation began in 2014 with the takeover of northern and central Yemen by Iran-aligned Houthi rebels, who drove out the internationally recognised government from the capital, Sana’a.

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