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UN: Two-thirds of child soldiers in Yemen fight for Houthi rebels

A report documented the recruitment of more than 800 child soldiers in 2017 in Yemen – including some as young as 11 years old.

The United Nations has blamed the Saudi-led coalition for being responsible for most of Yemen’s child casualties from the past year.

It has also called for an investigation into the school bus attack that killed 40 children earlier this month.

But children in Yemen are vulnerable in many other ways, including being recruited as child soldiers, mainly by the Houthi rebels.

Al Jazeera’s Sara Khairat reports.