There has been a lot of trouble in Yemen this year. In March, war erupted when militias overthrew the previous president. Since then, Saudi Arabia has been attacking. Cenk Uygur, host of the The Young Turks, breaks it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.
“Of the many perils Yemen’s civilians have faced during the last six months of war, with starvation looming and their cities crumbling under heavy weapons, none have been as deadly as the coalition airstrikes. What began as a Saudi-led aerial campaign against the Houthis, the rebel militia movement that forced Yemen’s government from power, has become so broad and vicious that critics accuse the coalition of collectively punishing people living in areas under Houthi control.
Errant coalition strikes have ripped through markets, apartment buildings and refugee camps. Other bombs have fallen so far from any military target — like the one that destroyed Mr. Razoom’s factory — that human rights groups say such airstrikes amount to war crimes. More than a thousand civilians are believed to have died in the strikes, the toll rising steadily with little international notice or outrage.”*
Read more here: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/13/wor…