Monday, October 10, 2016

Bombing at Funeral in Yemen

In Yemen, there is a conflict going on between 2 groups of people. The Houthis who support the previous and exiled president of Yemen, Ali Abdullah Saleh, and another group of people who are loyal the current president, Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi. Hadi is also backed by Saudi Arabia and is leading the pro-Hadi coalition. In March of 2015, the Saudi Arabian lead side began using airstrikes and bombing the Houthis who had taken over the capital of Yemen in 2014. Most recently in Yemen, there was a funeral being held for the death of the patriarch of a prominent family. The Saudi Arabian led coalition let loose airstrikes at the building where the funeral was being held and killed at least 100 people. This has increased tension between the two sides, and has caused the U.S to rethink its alliance with Saudi Arabia.

-Mynk R.C.

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