7-year-old sniper victim fights for life in the horror of Yemen’s civil war – BBC News

A girl aged 7 fights or her life in Yemen after being shot in the head – the latest victim shot down in Taiz, now known as “the city of snipers”.

Yemen’s brutal civil war, aided by outside powers, has dragged on for more than 5 years. At least a 100,000 people have died and the conflict has sparked the world’s biggest humanitarian crisis, with children often suffering the most.

The United Nations says around 400 children were killed just last year, mainly by the Houthi rebel movement backed by Iran.

They are fighting government forces supported by a Saudi-led coalition which includes the UK and United States.

The city of Taiz in the south-west of the country is on the frontline of the fighting.

Clive Myrie presents BBC News at Ten reporting by international correspondent Orla Guerin.

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