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Thu Aug 9, 2018, 10:49 AM

Dozens dead in Yemen as bus carrying children hit by airstrike

Source: The Guardian

Dozens of civilians, mostly children, have been killed and others wounded in an airstrike by the US-backed, Saudi-led coalition in Yemen that hit a bus in the rebel-held north of the country.

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), one of the few humanitarian institutions helping civilians on the ground in the war-torn country, said a hospital it supported had received dozens of casualties after the strike at a market in Dahyan, in Sa’ada governorate.

“Under international humanitarian law, civilians must be protected during conflict,” the organisation tweeted. Johannes Bruwer, the head of delegation for the ICRC in Yemen, tweeted: “Scores killed, even more injured, most under the age of 10.”

It was not possible to confirm the death toll, but Abdul-Ghani Nayeb, a health department chief in Sa’ada, told Reuters 43 people had been killed and at least 61 injured. Houthi-controlled Almasirah television broadcast unverified footage of dead and bloodied children being transferred to a hospital.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/aug/09/dozens-dead-in-yemen-as-bus-carrying-children-hit-by-airstrike-icrc



The Saudis have called it a "legitimate military action".

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muriel_volestrangler Aug 9 OP
oberliner Aug 9 #1
BeyondGeography Aug 9 #2
montanacowboy Aug 9 #3
Initech Aug 9 #5
HopeAgain Aug 9 #4
djacq Aug 9 #6
SharonClark Aug 9 #7

Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Thu Aug 9, 2018, 10:56 AM

1. This is what reporters should be shouting questions to Trump about

My guess is he does not even know that Yemen is a country.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Thu Aug 9, 2018, 10:59 AM

2. Disgusting

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Thu Aug 9, 2018, 11:06 AM

3. US and the UK Both

are supporting this war

after all, it's important to keep the Saudis happy and keep them buying ARMS

that's all that matters, $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

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Response to montanacowboy (Reply #3)

Thu Aug 9, 2018, 02:28 PM

5. Why do we still support that asshole of a country?

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Thu Aug 9, 2018, 11:08 AM

4. America the thug

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Thu Aug 9, 2018, 02:35 PM

6. Orange Clown gets a pass for having blood on his hands

Charlottesville
Puerto Rico
Las Vegas
Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School
Unarmed African Americans
Egypt
Syria
Afghanistan
Yemen

Orange Clown’s unaccountability is racking up.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Thu Aug 9, 2018, 09:50 PM

7. Our government pays for this horrible action.

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