Friday, October 14, 2016

"Massacre of civilians": Saudi bombing of Yemeni funeral with U.S. weapons was a war crime

"The 19-month war in Yemen has received little coverage in the U.S. media, although it has been a constant onslaught of atrocities. Last Saturday the Western-backed, Saudi-led coalition carried out one of its worst massacres yet in bombing a funeral in Yemen’s capital, Sanaa. At least 140 Yemenis were killed and more than 600 were wounded in the attack, the Associated Press reported. Children were killed, as was the mayor of Sanaa." “This was a massacre of civilians,” said Scott Paul, Oxfam America senior humanitarian policy adviser." (thanks Amir)