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The US-led coalition fighting Isis in Iraq and Syria says it has killed at least 817 civilians in air strikes since 2014. It continues to bomb targets in the region and said that, despite the Iraqi government’s declaration of victory, “much work remains to ensure the enduring defeat of Daesh (Isis)”.
Sources of food are a lifeline in the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, but are being targeted by the Saudi-led coalition
At 11.30pm, 10 nautical miles off Yemen’s western Red Sea coast, seven fishermen were near the end of the four hours it had taken to haul their nets bulging with the day’s catch into their fibreglass boat. Suddenly, away from the illumination of the vessel’s large spotlight, one of the men spotted a black silhouette coming towards them.
Moments later a helicopter began circling overhead. The fishermen assumed an approaching warship would call for them to show their registration documents and ID cards. They were well within the 30 nautical mile boundary they had been warned not to cross by leaflets airdropped on land by the Saudi-led coalition. But, without warning, gunfire suddenly erupted from the helicopter.