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Thousands Attend Funeral of 40 Yemeni Children Killed in Saudi Airstrike

HeadlineAug 14, 2018

In Yemen, thousands of mourners gathered in the city of Saada Monday for funerals of the 51 people—including 40 children—who were killed in an airstrike on a school bus last week. The airstrike was carried out by the U.S.-backed, Saudi-led coalition. Images posted online suggest a U.S.-built Mark 82 bomb was used in the airstrike. Mourners decried the attack on schoolchildren.

Mohamed Galhem: “The crimes that were committed by the coalition against children in Dahyan were unprecedented crimes that have never happened before; crimes that will not be forgiven by history or humanity; a crime that has never happened to anyone before—not the Sikhs, the Indians nor the Bengals; a crime committed by the dirty hands of al-Saud and al-Nahyan against the children of Yemen.”

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