With the recent bombing of a Funeral Mourning Hall in the Yemen capital Saana the topic of Yemen and it’s destruction has come back into the mainstream limelight.
Evidence suggests that the Funeral Strike killing 140 people and leaving more than 500 people injured was carried out by the US-backed Saudi Coalition.
— I4Yemen (@I4Yemen) October 10, 2016
The mourning hall bombing was the biggest single loss of civilians in the 18 months of the Saudi-led coalition’s intervention in Yemen. The reported ‘double-tap’ strike on the hall, in which a second bombing followed the initial attack and hit first responders, claimed at least 140 lives and left more than 500 people injured. Among the casualties was Saana’s governor.
According to the UN, Saudi airstrikes are responsible for the majority of civilian deaths in the Yemen conflict, in which over 4,000 civilians have been killed. The US has been supplying arms as well as providing refueling and logistic support for the Saudi-led coalition, which has increased Washington’s concerns of possible complicity in the atrocities. [RT News]
The people of Yemen gathered around the UN building in Saana demanding that an investigation is carried out into the deadly attacks to which they have been exposed to for well over a year now, killing thousands and injuring thousands more.
The US have of course made a statement condemning these crimes, meanwhile continuing to provide weapons to Saudi Arabia.
In November, the US announced a $1.29 billion sale of weapons meant to replenish Saudi stocks used in the Yemen campaign. The contract includes more than 8,000 new Mk-82 bombs. [RT News]
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