Yemen

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The US has been providing important refueling support for Saudi and UAE bombing efforts in Yemen, and also intelligence.
U.S. Air Force tankers have been refuelling Saudi jets before bombing runs and providing intelligence, and have been providing assistance to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates since 2015.

"The Saudis will want America's support on its military hardware," said Hossein Askari, a former mediator between the Iranian and Saudi governments during the 1990s. "They like to get America's maybe covert help, but it's very dangerous because if American soldiers are caught in Yemen and killed, this would further inflame the region."
The US Congress has been pushing resolutions to end US support for the war.
Congress has been pushing resolutions to end U.S. support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen.
Part of the reason for this is that there is a belief in the US that the Saudi bombing campaign is counter-productive, and contrary to US interests. The large number of civilian deaths inspire more recruits to join Islamic militant groups.
Although U.S. provision of arms and logistics support for the war in Yemen might be good in the short run for U.S.-Saudi relations, Askari said, it could became a "headache" for the West if civilian deaths in Yemen can be traced back to American-made munitions.

"Every time someone gets killed because a bomb is dropped and 10 or 15 or 100 people die, these things mushroom into thousands of recruits against the U.S. and against Great Britain."
 
An air strike by the Saudi coalition hit a wedding party in Yemen, killing at least 20.
Saudi airstrike kills at least 20 at Yemen wedding | CBC News
An airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition hit a wedding party in northern Yemen, killing at least 20 people, according to health officials.
This is the third air strike in Yemen to hit civilians since the weekend.
Harrowing images have emerged on social media of the deadly bombing, the third to hit Yemeni civilians since the weekend.
Most of the dead were women and children, including the bride.
Khaled al-Nadhri, the top health official in the northern province of Hajja, told The Associated Press that most of the dead were women and children who were gathered in one of the tents set up for the wedding party late Sunday in the Bani Qayis district. He said the bride was also among the dead.
There were approximately 45 wounded, including at least 30 children. Some of the children were in critical condition with fragment wounds and severed limbs.
After the wedding strike, the groom and 45 of the wounded were brought to the al-Jomhouri hospital, said the facility's manager, Mohammed al-Sawmali. Health authorities called on people to donate blood.

Ali Nasser al-Azib, deputy head of the hospital, said 30 children were among the wounded, some in critical condition with shrapnel wounds and severed limbs.
Ambulances were unable to reach the bombing site due to fear of additional air strikes while the jets continued to fly overhead.
Health ministry spokesperson Abdel-Hakim al-Kahlan said ambulances were initially unable to reach the site of the bombing for fear of subsequent airstrikes as the jets continued to fly overhead.
Another air strike on the weekend hit a house, killing a family of five.
It was the third deadly airstrike in Yemen since the weekend. An airstrike on Sunday night hit a house elsewhere in Hajja, killing a family of five, according to al-Nadhri.
At least 20 civilians were killed in yet another air strike on a commuter bus on the weekend.
On Saturday, at least 20 civilians were killed when coalition fighter jets bombed a bus carrying commuters in western Yemen, near the city of Taiz, ...
The Saudi coalition has refused to comment on these.
The Saudi-led coalition has declined to comment on the strikes.
The head of the UN condemned the air strikes on civilians, reminded the involved parties about international law, and called for an immediate, transparent, and thorough investigation.
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres strongly condemned the airstrikes on the wedding party and on civilian vehicles in Taiz and reminded all parties of their obligations under international humanitarian law to protect civilians in armed conflict, UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said Monday.

The UN chief called for "a prompt, effective and transparent investigation," Dujarric said.
I will add that I'm not holding my breath waiting for such an investigation.

One third of the nearly 17,000 air strikes since the war began have hit civilian targets, according to "Yemen Data Project" (I'm not familiar with that organisation). Millions of Yemenis have been been made refugees in a war which is all but ignored by the west.
According to the independent monitor Yemen Data Project, one-third of the 16,847 airstrikes since the war started have hit non-military targets.

Over the past three years, more than 10,000 civilians have been killed and tens of thousands wounded, while over three million people have been displaced because of the fighting.
 

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