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17 Civilians Killed, 20 Injured from Saudi Airstrikes in Yemen

Sana’a (YE/GPA) – At least nine civilians were killed and ten wounded on Wednesday when the warplanes of the Saudi-led coalition launched two strikes on Amran governorate, a security director told YemenExtra.

The security director, Mohammed al-Mutawakel, said that one of the strikes hit a civilian gathering at Afra bridge, which is located in Qaflah district.

This heinous crime comes in less than 24 hours following two other crimes in Bani Mu’in area of Razih district, Saada Governorate, as well as the Saudi attack on a government compound in Beit Maran based in Arhab district, Sana’a, leaving nearly 15 killed or wounded victims.

Today Saudi warplanes also destroyed a warehouse and education center honoring martyrs.
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YemenExtra published the above portion. Below, Randi Nord writes:

The World’s Worst Humanitarian Crisis Thanks to the United States and Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia launched their devastating war against Yemen in March of 2015 with military support from the United States.

Their goal? Prop-up the Saudi puppet government of Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi who has no public support anywhere throughout Yemen.

Far from being a mere ally, the United States has troops stationed in Yemen assisting Saudi and Emirati-backed forces. The US also provides intelligence support to Riyadh for locating airstrike targets. This means that Washington is directly complicit in carrying out war crimes against civilians in Yemen.

Saudi airstrikes in Yemen typically target homes, markets, factories, hospitals, cars, and more.

In addition to military force, tens of thousands more have died as a result of the ongoing siege and blockade which restricts land, sea, and air imports, exports, and flow of movement. Nearly 8 million Yemenis face famine and another 17 million face food insecurity. Medical supplies are scarce which gives people with chronic conditions like diabetes or cancer a death sentence.

Several thousand have died due to a cholera outbreak which infected roughly one million since April of 2017.


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