The civil war in Yemen has claimed over 10,000 civilian lives as Saudi-backed forces of the Yemeni government are fighting Shia Houthi rebels, who are allied with forces loyal to former President Ali Abdullah Saleh.
It wasn’t the US-made bomb, but rather the Saudi military’s inability to properly use the munition –despite all the American training– that led to the “horror show” bombing of a Yemeni school bus in August, Donald Trump has said.
Hundreds of detainees held by UAE forces in Yemen suffered from ruthless torture and abuse in “Abu Ghraib-like” prisons, including electrocuting genitals and sexual violation, a harrowing report by Associated Press revealed.
On Sunday night, the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen hit a wedding party in Hajja province, killing up to 50 people. Strangely, no one in the Western media is calling for sanctions or regime change in Riyadh.
Unless there’s a peaceful, political solution to the conflict in Yemen, more children may die in 2018, says Dr. Meritxell Relano, UNICEF representative in Yemen. Millions of children in the country have nothing to eat, she adds.