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04 June 2022

Saudi-led Airstrikes in Yemen Have Been Called War Crimes. Many Relied on US Support.

Joyce Sohyun Lee, Meg Kelly, and Atthar Mirza | Washington Post

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Analysis conducted by the Washington Post reveals the extent of US support provided to air force squadrons involved in the Saudi-led Coalition’s campaign in Yemen. It highlights the outcomes of its investigations and reveals that these indicate that a substantial portion of airstrikes were carried out by jets developed, maintained and sold by US companies, and by pilots trained by the US military. It outlines how despite assurances by President Biden in 2021 that the US military would end support for ‘offensive operations’, maintenance contracts to coalition squadrons carrying out offensive missions have continued.