The Guardian: US says support for Saudi Arabia not a 'blank cheque' after Yemen air raid
Coalition announces inquiry into strike that killed 140 people in Sana’a as US says its backing is not ‘a blank cheque’
The US said its security cooperation with Saudi Arabia was not a “blank cheque” as Riyadh agreed to mount an investigation into a widely condemned air raid on funeral in Yemen that killed 140 people.
In one of the deadliest attacks of the country’s civil war, which Saudi Arabia entered in March 2015, airstrikes on Saturday hit a funeral hall packed with thousands of mourners in Yemen’s rebel-held capital, Sana’a. More than 525 people were wounded.
The Saudi-led coalition has not acknowledged responsibility for the attack, even as it announced an investigation, but is the only force with such air power in the conflict.
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Arab coalition says to probe Yemen funeral carnage -- AFP
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Thousands in Yemen protest deadly airstrike as Saudi coalition agrees to a probe -- Washington Post
Yemenis protest after funeral hall attack -- BBC