Amnesty International Says The U.S.-Supported Coalition In Yemen Is Committing War Crimes
Source: Amnesty International/Think Progress
'BOMBS FALL FROM THE SKY DAY AND NIGHT': CIVILIANS UNDER FIRE IN NORTHERN YEMEN
A devastating air bombardment campaign launched in March 2015 by a coalition led by Saudi Arabia has killed and injured hundreds of civilians in Yemen, many of them children. The governorate of Sada has been particularly targeted, as it is the stronghold of the Huthi armed group, and its capital Sada city has suffered more destruction as a result of relentless coalition airstrikes than any other city in Yemen. Much of the city and its surroundings are in ruins and most of the civilian population was forced to flee. This report details the results of Amnesty International field investigations into 13 airstrikes in Sada carried out between May and July 2015.
Think Progress article:
"In March 2015, a Saudi-led coalition began bombing Yemen in an attempt to support the embattled regime and counter the advances of the Houthi rebels. This coalition, supported by logistics and intelligence provided by the United States, has now been accused of war crimes in a recent report by a prominent international rights group.
The coalition airstrikes investigated by Amnesty International in Sada governorate have involved serious violations of international humanitarian law, including war crimes, the report, published this month by Amnesty International, reads."
Read more: http://thinkprogress.org/world/2015/10/07/3710223/heres-why-the-us-may-be-complicit-in-war-crimes-taking-place-in-yemen/
So, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is the real caliphate? Makes sense, they are the guardians of the holy sites after all. Funding ISIS is part of their plan now as is suppressing all Shiite factions on the Arabian peninsula? Ok... but how does that help our US foreign policy goals to have the undemocratic, fundamentalist, intolerant, misogynistic Saudi kingdom grow even stronger?
"Bernie Sanders: 'Saudi Arabia has the third-largest military budget in the entire world'"