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Thousands Protest U.S.-Backed Bombing Campaign in Yemen

HeadlineAug 22, 2016
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This comes as up to 100,000 people gathered in the Yemeni capital of Sana’a Saturday in support of Houthi rebels and to protest the ongoing Saudi strikes. The demonstration was one of the biggest in Yemen since mass protests in 2011 forced former president and U.S. ally Ali Abdullah Saleh to step down. The Saudi-led coalition resumed airstrikes in the Yemeni capital of Sana’a last week after U.N.-sponsored peace talks ended without a resolution. We’ll have more on Yemen after headlines with journalist Andrew Cockburn and Kristine Beckerle of Human Rights Watch.

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