U.N. says 10,000 killed in Yemen war, nearly twice other estimates

August 30, 2016 10:50 AM

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U.N. says 10,000 killed in Yemen war, nearly twice other estimates

SANAA At least 10,000 people have been killed in Yemen's 18-month-old civil war, the United Nations on Tuesday, almost double the estimates of more than 6,000 cited by officials and aid workers for much of 2016.

U.N. Humanitarian Coordinator Jamie McGoldrick told a news conference in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa the new figure was based on official information from medical facilities in Yemen. It might rise as some areas had no medical facilities, and people were often buried without any official record bein...

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