- No Remorse in US after Saudi ‘Weekend of Mayhem’ Kills Scores in Yemen
Saudi Arabia has stepped up its air campaign in Yemen, killing at least 78 Yemenis since Friday, worsening the situation for the country which is already experiencing the greatest humanitarian crisis in modern times. Medea Benjamin, co-founder of the anti-war group Code Pink, joins Loud & Clear on Radio Sputnik to talk about the raids.
Saudi Arabia’s air force bombed a wedding party in Yemen Sunday, killing at least 20 people and injuring 45. In another strike the same day, a Houthi leader was killed along with at least 32 others, while 55 were injured. Sunday’s devastation followed two other air raids on Friday and Saturday.
Most of the casualties from the air strike on the wedding party in Yemen’s Bani Qais district in Hajjah province were women and children, including the bride. The groom had “shrapnel scattered all over his body,” Benjamin said, while some of the children were left with “missing limbs and eyes.”
Saleh al-Sammad, the acting president in Houthi territory and the head of the group’s Supreme Political Council, was among the 32 others killed in the other major attack that day. The council called for three days of mourning for al-Sammad’s death and named Mahdi Mohammed Mashat as their new leader.