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Yemen: U.S.-Backed, Saudi-Led Attack Kills 60

HeadlineOct 31, 2016

In Yemen, at least 60 people were killed and scores more wounded Saturday when Saudi-led coalition warplanes bombed a security complex near the Red Sea. Many of the dead were prisoners or guards at a prison facility run by Houthi rebels. Witnesses said one airstrike directly targeted the building.

Mohammed Hayel: “We call on the international community, on international organizations, to stop the war on Yemen. This war is not justified. We are struggling to find food, and we have been displaced from our homes. Homes have been demolished over the heads of citizens.”

The U.S. has supplied Saudi Arabia with intelligence, airborne fuel tankers and advanced weaponry, even as Saudi warplanes have bombed Yemeni schools, markets, homes and hospitals, killing hundreds of civilians. The U.N. says a Saudi-imposed blockade has left at least 14 million Yemenis short on food. The World Health Organization is warning of a growing cholera outbreak in Yemen that has killed at least 40 children and sickened more than 1,400 others.

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