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US armed coalition bombs funeral in Yemen; over 140 dead, 525 wounded

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Western-backed, Saudi-led coalition airstrikes killed and wounded hundreds of Yemenis at a crowded funeral on Saturday. More than 140 Yemenis were killed and at least 525 were injured, the U.N. said, citing health officials. The casualty figures are likely to increase. CNN reported at least 155 Yemenis were killed, citing two health …

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Saudi Arabia warplanes attack Iranian embassy in Yemen

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Iran has accused Saudi Arabia of using warplanes to attack the Iranian embassy in the Yemeni capital Sana’a. Some guards were reportedly wounded in the attack, according to state news channel IRIB. The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen says it will investigate the accusation, according to coalition spokesman Brigadier General Ahmed …

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Saudi and US backed coalition bombs center for the blind in Yemen

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The new year seems to have brought little change for civilians living under bombs in Yemen. Early Tuesday morning, missiles reportedly fired by aircraft supporting the Saudi-led and U.S.-backed coalition damaged a center for the blind in the capital city of Sanaa, as well as the city’s chamber of commerce, a …

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Mercenaries operating in Yemen tied to Blackwater

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Receiving scant attention from Western mainstream media outlets except for a few notable exceptions, Americans and many alternative media outlets have remained ignorant to the fact that private mercenaries from Blackwater (aka Academi) appear to have been contracted by the GCC Gulf state feudal monarchies to assist in the military war of …

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Saudi airstrike on refugee camp kills 40 in Yemen

An air strike in Yemen by the Saudi-led coalition has killed at least 40 people and wounded about 200 at a camp for internal refugees, a human rights group has said. Of the injured, 25 were severely injured in the raids, a spokesman for the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) …

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US Drone strike in Yemen kills 12-year-old student

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Details on the Monday US drone strike against Yemen have begun to emerge, and one of the three “al-Qaeda militants” slain turned out to have been a 12-year-old student named Mohammed Saleh Qayed Taeiman. Taeiman’s father and older brother had been killed in US drone strikes back in 2012, and another …

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Memo authorising drone attacks on US citizens released

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The memo used to justify the legal killing of American citizens on foreign soil by drone strikes has finally been released Monday by the Department of Justice after months of legal wrangling and pressure from the ACLU and New York Times. The legal request for the memo came about after …

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Drone operator speaks out: “This is what you are not told”

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Whenever I read comments by politicians defending the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Predator and Reaper program – aka drones – I wish I could ask them a few questions. I’d start with: “How many women and children have you seen incinerated by a Hellfire missile?” And: “How many men have you seen crawl across a …

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Drone strike kills 15 wedding party-goers in Yemen

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Fifteen people who had been heading to a wedding in Yemen have been killed in an air strike. Local media reported that a drone attack had been responsible, and the party-goers had been hit instead of an Al-Qaeda convoy. “An air strike missed its target and hit a wedding car …

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