Saturday, October 8, 2016

Saudi Led Airstrike Kills 200+ And Injured Over 500 At A Funeral Home In The Yemen Capital

The Guardian: Airstrikes on Yemen funeral kill at least 140 people, UN official says

Houthi rebels say Saudi-led coalition to blame for attack on ceremony that left at least another 525 wounded

More than 140 people were killed and more than 525 wounded when airstrikes hit a funeral ceremony in Yemen’s capital, Sana’a, a senior UN official has said, as Houthi rebels blamed the attack on the Saudi-led coalition.

The dead and wounded include senior military and security officials from the ranks of the Shia Houthi rebels fighting the internationally recognised government of president Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi as well as their allies, loyalists of former president Ali Abdullah Saleh.

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WNU Editor: This air strike killed a number of Houthi rebel commanders and leaders .... which tells me that this strike was deliberate. To the Saudis .... to see so many enemy combatants in one place .... I guess it was too tempting of a target for them to not avoid.

Update: The death toll is climbing .... Death Toll From Saudi Airstrike on Yemeni Funeral Ceremony Exceeds 200 (Sputnik)

More News On Saudi Led Airstrike Killing 200+ And Injured Over 500 At A Funeral Home In The Yemen Capital

UN: Yemeni officials indicate over 140 killed in airstrike -- AP
Officials: Saudi-led airstrikes hit Yemen funeral home; 155 dead -- CNN
Yemen's rebel funeral hall attack 'kills scores' -- BBC
Airstrike kills more than 100, injures hundreds at Yemen funeral -- Washington Post
Yemen: Blasts kill 140 people at Sanaa funeral -- Al Jazeera
'Air strike kills at least 140' at funeral hall packed with mourners in Yemen -- The Independent
Attack on mourners in Yemen kills 82: acting health minister -- Reuters
More than 140 people killed in air raid on Yemen funeral hall, UN says -- Middle East Eye
140 killed & 525 injured after reported Saudi-led airstrike hits funeral in Yemen -- RT
U.S.-armed Saudi coalition bombed Yemen funeral, massacring 140, wounding 525 in “lake of blood” -- Salon


jon said...

Was there not an unwritten rule in war not to engage funerals? I remember that the US had an opportunity to kill Osama Bin Laden while he was attending one and they decided not to engage because of that.

Aizino Smith said...

I see at least 2 men chewing khat in the picture.