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Civilian deaths in Yemen up by 164 percent: report
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TheHill | Civilian deaths in Yemen have skyrocketed by 164 percent since June amid Saudi-led efforts to take a major Yemeni city, according to a new report.  The report, from the oversight group Armed Location and Event Data (...
Shrapnel found in Yemen ties US bombs to string of civilian deaths
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CNN | Last month, a CNN investigation found remnants of a US-made bomb at the scene of an airstrike that left dozens of schoolboys dead. Now, an independent Yemen-based human rights group called Mwatana has given CNN...
22 children, 9 women killed in Saudi-led airstrike on Yemen
China.org | SANAA, Aug. 23 (Xinhua) -- At least 22 children and nine women were killed in a Saudi-led airstrike on a camp of internally displaced families south of Yemen's Red Sea port city of Hodeidah on Thursday, Houthi rebel-...
Murphy Amendment Would Defund US Involvement in Yemen War
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AntiWar.com | Recently signed by President Trump, the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) sought to place limits on US involvement in the Yemen War, and mandated new reports to Congress regarding involvement. President...
U.S.-Backed Saudi Airstrike on Family With Nine Children Shows “Clear Violations” of the Laws of War
TheIntercept | Shortly before 10 p.m. on the night of May 14, more than a dozen members of the Maswadah family, including nine children, lay sleeping in tents in the shadow of a cliff in Yemen’s northern governorate of Saada. The...
Pompeo Lied to Congress About Yemen To Protect Arms Sales
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The American Conservative | Mike Pompeo’s certification earlier this month that the Saudi coalition was working to reduce harm to civilians in Yemen was an obvious sham. According to a new report in The Wall Street Journal, Pompeo made the...
Saudi-led Coalition Team to Investigate Civilian Casualties Is “Covering Up War Crimes” in Yemen
TheIntercept | In the aftermath of a horrific bombing earlier this month that killed dozens of children aboard a school bus in Yemen, the Trump administration urged the U.S.-backed, Saudi- and United Arab Emirates-led coalition to...
Senate Blocks Voting on Amendment to Defund Yemen War
AntiWar.com | Sen. Chris  Murphy’s (D-CT) amendment to withdraw all funding for the US involvement in the war in Yemen was blocked by Senate leadership on Wednesday, preventing it from getting a vote for inclusion in the 2019 Defense...
Trump to Ignore Multiple NDAA Provisions
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AntiWar.com | In a 15-page signing statement issued Monday night, President Trump revealed that he intends to ignore many of the myriad provisions of the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), the $716 billion military...
Saudis Announce Start of Attack on Key Yemen Aid Port
Antiwar.com | Saudi media is reporting that the official start of the attack on the Yemeni port of Hodeidah. Locals reported convoys of vehicles speeding toward the city, and heavy gunfire was reported around the outskirts of the...
Airstrikes kill scores at Yemen wedding
KVIA | SANAA, Yemen (CNN) - At least 33 people were killed and 41 wounded after airstrikes hit a wedding party in northwest Yemen on Sunday night, medic Abdullah Nusari and a municipal official told CNN. Two missiles hit the...
Mattis Tells Senators to Defeat Yemen War Powers Challenge
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AntiWar.com | Senate Joint Resolution 54, which would force the end of the US involvement in the Saudi War in Yemen, continues to face mounting opposition from the administration. Defense Secretary James Mattis is the latest to...
Legal Scholars Trash Pentagon’s Effort To Prevent Senate Debate On Yemen War
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HuffingtonPost | WASHINGTON ― Two top legal experts have told the Senate’s leaders that they see little merit in a Trump administration legal opinion criticizing Senate efforts to debate U.S. involvement in Yemen’s civil war. “The...
U.S. Weighs Expanding Military Role in Yemen War
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WSJ | WASHINGTON—The Trump administration is weighing an appeal from the United Arab Emirates for direct U.S. support to seize Yemen’s main port for humanitarian aid from Iranian-backed Houthi fighters, according to U.S....
Army Special Forces Secretly Help Saudis Combat Threat From Yemen Rebels
NYTimes | WASHINGTON — For years, the American military has sought to distance itself from a brutal civil war in Yemen, where Saudi-led forces are battling rebels who pose no direct threat to the United States. But late last year...
Mattis Admits US Involved in Planning Saudi Strikes in Yemen
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AntiWar.com | In a new meeting with reporters, Defense Secretary James Mattis has offered new details about US involvement in the Saudi invasion of Yemen, providing specifics about what the US is doing that contradict long-standing...
Senate Votes to Kill Bill Challenging Legality of Yemen War
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AntiWar.com | SJ Res 54, the Senate’s War Powers Act challenge to the US military involvement in the Yemen War, was killed Tuesday by the Senate, meaning it will not get a direct floor vote. The bill noted that Congress never...