• devin fleming

Airstrike Hits Funeral Home in Yemen

On Saturday, a funeral home in Yemen’s capital was hit by an airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition, killing over 155 people and injuring more than 600. The White House condemned the attack, and many have cited this as another example that the conflict in Yemen and American support of the Saudi-led coalition there may need to be reevaluated.

According to Salon.com, Human Rights Watch called the bombing an "apparent war crime." The Saudi-led coalition has also been responsible for deadly attacks that resulted in civilian casualties at public places and events such as hospitals, weddings, schools, and private homes. Salon also reports that "at least 4,125 civilians have been killed and more than 7,200 civilians wounded in Yemen since the war began in March 2015."

According to CNN.com, the Saudi-led and US-backed coalition is currently "fight[ing] to prevent Houthi rebels allied with Iran and forces loyal to Yemen's deposed President Ali Abdullah Saleh from taking power."

Research for this article was taken from CNN.com and Salon.com.