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Yemen:


1999: Saleh became Yemen's first directly elected president in the 1999 presidential election, winning 96.2% of the vote.


2000: 17 U.S. personnel died after a suicide attack on the U.S. naval vessel USS Cole.


2001: After the September 11 attacks Saleh assured U.S. President George W. Bush that Yemen was a partner in his War on Terror.


2005: At least 36 people were killed in clashes across the country between police and protesters over rising fuel prices.


2006: Saleh won election with 77.2% of the vote.


2007: A suicide bomber killed eight Spanish tourists and two Yemenis.


2008: Car bombings outside the U.S. embassy in Sana'a killed 18 people, including 6 of the assailants.


2009: The Yemeni army launched an offensive against the Shia insurgents assisted by Saudi forces. Tens of thousands of people were displaced by the fighting.


2009: News reports have suggested that, on orders from U.S. President Barack Obama, U.S. warplanes fired cruise missiles at what officials in Washington claimed were Al Qaeda training camps. Instead of hitting Al-Qaeda operatives, it hit a village, killing 55 civilians. Officials in Yemen said that the attacks claimed the lives of more than 60 civilians, 28 of them children.


2009: Another U.S. airstrike was carried out in December.


2009-2010: The U.S. launched a series of drone attacks in Yemen. Since December 2009, U.S. strikes in Yemen have been carried out by the U.S. military with intelligence support from the CIA.


2010: The drone strikes are protested by human-rights groups who say they kill innocent civilians, and that the U.S. military and CIA drone strikes lack sufficient congressional oversight, including the choice of human targets suspected of being threats to America.


2010: The Obama administration allows targeting of people whose names are not known.


2010: The U.S. government increased military aid to Yemen of $140 million. (U.S. drone strikes continued after the ousting of President Saleh).


2011: Controversy over U.S. policy for drone attacks mushroomed after a September 2011 drone strike in Yemen killed two U.S. citizens.


2011: Another drone strike in October 2011 killed another U.S. citizen.


2012: In the wake of the "Arab Spring" Saleh's was ousted as President.
Often described as a dictator, he has been accused of plundering billions of dollars from the poorest Arab nation during his two decades in power.
Saleh oversaw his country's development of deeper ties with Western powers, especially the United States, in their "War on Terror".


2012: A "small contingent of U.S. special-operations troops" – in addition to CIA and the "unofficially acknowledged" U.S. military presence.


2015: Saleh openly allied with the Houthis during the Yemeni Civil War.


2015: Shi'a Houthis fight against the Islamic State, Al Qaeda, and Saudi Arabia.
The U.S. supports the Saudi-led military intervention in Yemen against the Houthis, but many in US SOCOM reportedly favor Houthis.


2016: Al-Qaeda forces and Saudi-led coalition forces were both seen fighting Houthi rebels in the same battle.


2017: Yemen raid, led by U.S. Special Operations Forces carried out on January 29. Authorized by President Donald Trump, one American was killed and three others were wounded in the raid. Between 10 and 30 civilians, including the eight-year-old American daughter of the deceased Al Qaeda preacher Anwar al-Awlaki, were also killed in the raid along with up to 14 enemy combatants. A Boeing military aircraft Osprey was destroyed during the operation.


2017: China’s state news agency Xinhua announced that the Chinese government had successfully delivered its first tranche of humanitarian aid to Yemen’s southern port city of Aden. The Chinese government’s assistance package consisted of $22.5 million in relief supplies aimed at easing food shortages in Yemen and combating the country’s burgeoning cholera epidemic.


2017: Saleh declared his withdrawal from his coalition with the Houthis, and instead sided with his former enemies – Saudi Arabia. However, accused of treason by the Houthis, he was killed by a Houthi sniper.


2018: Dozens of children were killed in a Saudi-led coalition airstrike that hit a school bus in northern Yemen.
The children were on a field trip when their bus was struck at a market.
Most of the children were inside the bus when the airstrike hit, according to a local medic.
The International Committee for the Red Cross said a hospital it supports in Saada had received 29 bodies of "mainly children" younger than 15, and 40 injured, including 30 children.

 

 

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Now the Trump Cult will tell you this Campaign was started by Obama - True.......................so was the - Iran Nuclear Deal - Paris Climate Accords - Obamacare - all destroyed by Trump

 

This US Military Campaign has escalated ever since this Picture was taken

 

 

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The occasion was the opening of a new Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology, based in Riyadh

 

The US Led coalition entered Yemen’s civil war more than three years ago to fight northern Houthi rebels, who seized power from Yemen’s internationally recognized government. The conflict has also turned into a proxy war for regional dominance between the Sunni Muslim coalition and Iran’s Shiite theocracy, which is widely believed to be backing the rebels.

 

The United States is helping the coalition, the only party in the conflict to use warplanes, with refueling, intelligence and billions in weapons sales.

 

The coalition mostly uses U.S.- and British-made fighter jets. Human rights groups and Washington Post journalists have seen remnants of U.S.-made bombs at attack sites where civilians were struck. The U.S. assistance has come under sharp criticism from some members of Congress and the international community as civilian deaths have continued to multiply, even as the coalition promises not to target civilians.

 

Source - https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/airstrike-by-us-ally-on-bus-carrying-yemeni-childre...

 

 

 

 

 

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This is what happens when you have a President who holds 3 Campaign Rallys a week and plays Golf every weekend - people DIE - because the US President is not fit for Office

 

Airstrike by U.S.-backed Saudi coalition on bus kills dozens of Yemeni children

 

Dozens of civilians, mostly children, were killed or injured in an airstrike on Thursday by U.S. allies on a bus in a crowded market in northern Yemen, according to health officials and international aid agencies.

 

In a tweet, the International Committee of the Red Cross said the attack struck a bus carrying children in Dahyan market in Saada province, which borders Saudi Arabia. A hospital supported by the aid group has received “dozens of dead and wounded,” it said, adding that “under international humanitarian law, civilians must be protected during conflict.”

 

“Body parts were scattered all over the area, and the sounds of moaning and crying were everywhere,” said Hassan Muwlef, executive director of the Red Crescent office in Saada, who arrived an hour after the attack Thursday morning. “The school bus was totally burned and destroyed.”

 

Bodies were burned beyond recognition, while many of the injured were riddled with shrapnel, he added.

 

Most of the children were under the age of 10, tweeted Johannes Bruwer, the ICRC’s head of delegation in Yemen.

 

The assault was the latest airstrike against civilians carried out by an American-backed regional coalition led by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. The coalition entered Yemen’s civil war more than three years ago to fight northern Houthi rebels, who seized power from Yemen’s internationally recognized government. The conflict has also turned into a proxy war for regional dominance between the Sunni Muslim coalition and Iran’s Shiite theocracy, which is widely believed to be backing the rebels.

 

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