william.scherk Posted August 9, 2018 Share Posted August 9, 2018 (edited) Don't you just wish folks would toe the line, the most rational line -- with regard to Saudi reaction -- Canadian hypocrisy notwithstanding? This is gross and disturbing but part of a greater senseless slaughter and blockade in Saudi Arabia's war in Yemen: Spoiler Saudi-led coalition airstrikes on Thursday killed dozens of people, including children travelling on a bus, in Yemen's Saada province, Yemeni medical sources and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said. The Western-backed alliance fighting the Iranian-aligned Houthi group in Yemen said the airstrikes targeted missile launchers used to attack the southern Saudi industrial city of Jizan, killing a Yemeni civilian there, a statement carried by the state news agency SPA said. It accused the Houthis of using children as human shields. "Today's attack in Saada was a legitimate military operation ... and was carried out in accordance with international humanitarian law," the Arabic-language statement said. Airstrikes in Yemen leave at least 28 dead Saudi royal palace was targeted in missile launch, Houthis of Yemen say The ICRC said one attack hit the bus driving children in Dahyan market, in northern Saada, adding hospitals there had received dozens of dead and wounded. "Our shops were open and shoppers were walking around as usual. All of those who died were residents, children and shop owners," witness Moussa Abdullah, who was being treated in hospital for wounds, told Reuters. 29 children pronounced dead at single hospital The ICRC said on its Twitter account that its medical team at the ICRC-supported hospital in Saada had received the bodies of 29 children, all under 15 years old. The hospital also received 48 wounded people, among them 30 children. Abdul-Ghani Sareeh, from the Saada health department, told Reuters: "A bus carrying children was targeted today while they were coming from summer school, resulting in 43 martyrs and almost 63 wounded." Edited August 9, 2018 by william.scherk Added information on the horror-show school bus bombing. Is that terror? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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