Sunday, October 9, 2016
Thousands March in Yemen After Airstrike Kills Nearly 140
On Saturday, and airstrike from the U.S.-backed Saudi coalition fighting Shiite rebels hit a funeral parlor packed with people mourning the losses from the previous strike. The blast injured over 600 and killed upwards of 140 people so far. The bombing was the latest in strikes intended to hit places where civilians congregate, such as hospitals and markets, in an effort to kill rebel forces and alliances. The horrifying scene has been described by one rescuer as a "lake of blood". Body parts are still being found scattered throughout the rubble of the hall. Clearly, the situation in the Middle East doesn't seem to be getting any better.