“Please immediately call your Representative and Senators and ask them to oppose U.S. support for the war in Yemen including arms sales to Saudi Arabia. The Capitol switchboard is (202) 224-3121.”
Yesterday, Doctors Without Borders, commonly known by its French name Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), evacuated its staff from six hospitals in northern Yemen in response to the August 15 bombing by the U.S.-backed Saudi-led coalition of an MSF facility in Yemen’s Hajjah governorate earlier this week that killed 19 people and injured 24.
Since peace talks between Houthi rebels and the Saudi coalition collapsed on August 6, the coalition has resumed and apparently doubled down on a strategy of bombing civilian targets. On August 7, 18 civilians were killed in a coalition bombing of a marketplace in Yemen’s Nehm district. According to Mr. Othari, one of the injured who lost his son in the attack, “They targeted only civilians… There wasn’t a single gunman or military vehicle around.” On August 9, the coalition bombed a potato chip factory in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa, killing 14 civilians. The day after…
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