US complicit in Saudi crimes against Yemen: Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch has accused the United States of complicity in the Saudi Arabia’s war of aggression against Yemen.

Human Rights Watch announced on Tuesday that Washington is potentially liable in the unlawful strikes as the US is involved in refueling warplanes flying over Yemen and also in providing targeting information for the Saudis.

The rights group called on the US to investigate the devastating consequences of Saudi air campaign against the Yemeni people.

It also said that Saudi Arabia could be committing war crimes in Yemen by destroying houses, markets, and schools in addition to killing numerous civilians.

Human Rights Watch also slammed the Saudi naval and aerial blockade of Yemen.

“These attacks appear to be serious laws-of-war violations that need to be properly investigated,” said Sarah Leah Whitson, the Human Rights Watch director for the Middle East and North Africa.

The Human Rights Watch report investigated a dozen airstrikes between April 6 and May 11 that killed 59 people — 14 women and 35 children.


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