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UN Report: September Deadliest Month for Yemen Civilians

Airstrikes on civilians in Yemen
Since March 2015, the US and UK have used client states Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to wage a brutal and illegal proxy war against the country of Yemen. 21WIRE has exposed many aspects of this dark operation which readers can find in our extensive archive of articles, audio interviews and videos.

Antiwar.com reports…

A new report from the UN found September to be the deadliest month for civilians yet in 2019, unsurprising given the large number of airstrikes. UN data showed 388 killed or injured in the month.

The UN singled out a number of “gruesome examples” in their reports, including Saudi airstrikes against mosques and family homes, and an attack on a UN water system which provided water for 12,000 Yemenis. They added this remains the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.

At the same time, the UN report was upbeat, claiming there is some hope, albeit fragile hope, that the situation could soon improve. They cited the deal in Aden which has led to calm in the major southern city, and interest among Houthis and Saudis in a ceasefire in the north.

These are hopeful chances for relative calm, though so far there is a lot of resistance to any permanent, war-ending deal, particularly from the Saudi-backed Yemen government, which doesn’t want any power-sharing agreements or to consider anything that doesn’t return to them absolute rule of the whole country. That has gotten in the way of past peace talks, and may well again.

READ MORE YEMEN NEWS AT: 21st Century Wire Yemen Files

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