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US and British Bombs Have Killed and Injured 1,000 Civilians in Yemen
Written by <a href="index.php?option=com_comprofiler&task=userProfile&user=50314"><span class="small">Sudarsan Raghavan, The Independent</span></a>   
Friday, 08 March 2019 09:14

Raghavan writes: "American and British-made bombs may have killed or injured nearly 1,000 civilians, including women and children, in Yemen's four-year conflict, according to a report by human rights groups."

Young man at a grave in Yemen. (photo: EPA)
Young man at a grave in Yemen. (photo: EPA)


US and British Bombs Have Killed and Injured 1,000 Civilians in Yemen

By Sudarsan Raghavan, The Independent

08 March 19

 

merican and British-made bombs may have killed or injured nearly 1,000 civilians, including women and children, in Yemen's four-year conflict, according to a report by human rights groups.

The airstrikes killed 203 people and injured at least 749, the report found. At least 122 children and 56 women were among the dead and wounded.

US and British lawmakers have mounted efforts to stop arms sales and end their countries' involvement in Yemen's civil war, which has created what the UN describes as the world's most severe humanitarian crisis.

The US has sold billions of dollars in weaponry to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, its key allies in the Middle East. Both nations lead a coalition that seeks to oust Houthi northern rebels and restore Yemen's internationally recognised government.

In their 128-page report, the US-based University Network for Human Rights and Yemeni rights group Mwatana probed 27 coalition airstrikes between April 2015 and April 2018 - all against civilian targets.

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0 # janie1893 2019-03-09 02:05
The UN needs to look at this situation. Are the US and Britain committing war crimes and/or crimes against humanity?