Saudi Coalition Steps Up Yemen Offensive with Airstrikes, Kidnapping and Cluster Bombs

Over the weekend the Saudi-led coalition bombed a water treatment facility, targeted and killed a number of fishermen, used banned cluster bombs and targeted a Yemeni radio station.

A photo fishing boats in Hodeida ablaze following a series of Saudi airstrikes, July 29, 2018. MintPress News

HODEIDA, YEMEN -- The U.S.-backed, Saudi-led coalition conducted numerous airstrikes across Yemen this past weekend, especially against the strategic port city of Hodeida. Heavy civilian casualties have been reported, as has the use of cluster bombs against civilian targets. Hodeida’s water and sewage treatment infrastructure was also targeted in

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Saudi Arabia Confirms Use Of UK Cluster Bombs In Yemen, Commits To Stop

Britain is s signatory to the international ban on cluster bombs, and this would at the very least be a violation of Britain’s obligations under that treaty.

A man holds a cluster comb fragment after a Saudi-led airstrike in Yemen's capital, Monday, April 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

British Defense Secretary Sir Michael Fallon today announced, and Saudi Arabia formally confirmed, that the Saudi military has been dropping British-made cluster munitions on Yemen over the course of their 20 month war in Yemen. Saudi Arabia has heavily relied on US-made munitions for the war in Yemen, but has also been buying from Britain

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Western Double Standards On Deadly Cluster Bombs

The U.S. continues to finds itself on the wrong side of history when it comes to cluster bombs and the UK, having signed and ratified the ban treaty, needs to choose which side it wants to be on.

Hillary Rodham Clinton

UNITED NATIONS - The 2008 Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM) banned the use of these deadly weapons for two primary reasons: they release small bomblets over a wide area, posing extended risks beyond war zones, and they leave behind unexploded ordnance which have killed civilians, including women and children, long after conflicts have

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Cluster Bombs Made In America And Sold To Saudi Arabia Are Being Dropped On Yemen

Cluster bombs have been banned by 116 countries. Yet one cluster weapon, made in America, is being used on the battlefield in Yemen, dangerously close to civilians.

Listen to the Story: A Yemeni man described the chaos that accompanied an air strike near his village on a Monday morning in April, the day of the weekly market. "Hundreds of people from the surrounding villages were in al-Amar when the bombs were dropped," he told Human Rights Watch. "When people saw the parachutes they fled, leaving all

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