People gather outside a fabric factory after a Saudi-led air strike hit it in Yemen's capital Sanaa July 10, 2015. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah
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The Saudi Arabia-led coalition fighting in Yemen used a British-made cruise missile in an attack on a Yemeni ceramics factory which killed at least one civilian and injured several more, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said Wednesday.Britain granted nearly 4 billion pounds ($6.06 billion) of export licences for arms to Saudi Arabia in the five prior years according to a 2013 U.K. parliamentary report, including a consignment of 500lb Paveway IV bombs, used by Typhoon fighter jets manufactured by the British arms company BAE Systems.Rights groups say the vast majority of civilian casualties in Yemen have been caused by the Saudi-led coalition, which has mpounted a campaign of air strikes, although the coalition says it is careful to avoid hitting civilians and civilian infrastructure.
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