Saudi royal air force kills Yemeni civilians again

This video from the USA says about itself:

Human Rights Watch: Saudi-Led Coalition Bombing Yemen with Banned U.S.-Made Cluster Munitions

5 May 2015

Human Rights Watch is accusing the Saudi Arabia-led coalition of dropping banned cluster bombs manufactured and supplied by the U.S. on civilian areas in Yemen.

Cluster bombs contain dozens or even hundreds of smaller munitions designed to fan out over a wide area, often the size of a football field. They are banned under a 2008 treaty for the high civilian toll they can cause. The treaty was adopted by 116 countries — although not by Saudi Arabia, Yemen or the United States.

According to Human Rights Watch, the U.S.-supplied cluster bombs have landed near rebel-held villages in northern Yemen, putting residents in danger. On Monday, the State Department said it is “looking into” the report’s allegations, adding it takes “all accounts of civilian deaths in the ongoing hostilities in Yemen very seriously.” We are joined by Stephen Goose, director of Human Rights Watch’s Arms Division and chair of the Cluster Munition Coalition, and Belkis Wille, Yemen and Kuwait researcher at Human Rights Watch.

Translated from NOS TV in the Netherlands today:

Dozens killed in Saudi airstrike on market in Yemen

Today, 15:33

Bombing a market in Yemen has caused dozens of deaths. International news agencies speak of 30 to 40 casualties … The bombings are carried out by a coalition led by Saudi Arabia.

No country for old men: Yemen’s war leaves a quarter of a million elderly people destitute: here.

5 thoughts on “Saudi royal air force kills Yemeni civilians again

  1. Monday 29th February 2016

    posted by Morning Star in World

    MORE than 30 civilians were killed at the weekend when Saudi-led air strikes hit a crowded market area in the Nihm district outside Yemeni capital Sanaa.

    International aid and rights groups have urged Western countries to stop selling arms to Saudi Arabia, which is striking the Shi’ite Houthi rebels who overran Sanaa and other Yemeni cities in 2014.

    The Control Arms Coalition said in a report published on Friday that 11 countries, including France, Britain, the US and Germany, sold drones, missiles and bombs worth $25 billion (£18bn) to the Saudis in 2015.

    Governments that signed 2014’s Arms Trade Treaty, which has the aim of “reducing the human suffering” by imposing restrictions on arms sold to countries that violate international law, will meet in Geneva this morning.

    Members of the European Parliament have also called for an EU arms embargo against Saudi Arabia over the air strikes and naval blockade imposed on Yemen, despite lobbying by the kingdom.


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