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Year Conflict: War Crimes and Rights Experts

year conflict: The coalition backing Yemen's internationally recognized government expressed regret Saturday and pledged to hold accountable those found to be responsible for the airstrike, which hit a bus carrying children in a busy market in the northern province of Saada, according to The Chronicle Herald. At least 51 people, including 40 children, were killed, and 79 others, including 56 children, were wounded. The report came days after U.N. human rights experts said all sides in the fighting may have been responsible for committing war crimes in the 3 1/2-year conflict. Human Rights Watch said the attack adds to the coalition's already gruesome track record of killing civilians at weddings, funerals, hospitals and schools in Yemen. The bomb landed a few meters from a bus packed with boys on an excursion organized by a mosque to visit the graves of men who had been killed in fighting, the group said. The New York-based group said it spoke by phone to 14 witnesses, including nine children, who said that shortly before 8 30 a.m. on Aug. 9, a bomb fell on the market in Dhahyan, a town north of Saada in Houthi-controlled northwestern Yemen, 60 kilometres 37 miles from the Saudi border. ( As reported in the news.