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We must pay attention to Yemen: Weddings bombed, civilians killed — with U.S. help - Salon.com

24.5.17

We must pay attention to Yemen: Weddings bombed, civilians killed — with U.S. help - Salon.com: The Saudi-led, U.S.-backed coalition that has repeatedly bombed the rebel-held area for months denies responsibility for the airstrike. Just 10 days before however, on Sep. 28, the coalition attacked another Yemeni wedding, killing 131 more civilians, including at least 80 women.

The Saudi government claimed the former wedding bombing — which marked the deadliest day in the over six month-long war in Yemen — was an accident, insisting it had meant to target Houthi rebels. A representative of humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders who was present during the attack, nevertheless, said that there was no military presence near the wedding.


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