"Americo-Saudi airstrikes targeted the biggest hall in Sanaa. The hall was hit by 4 missiles, 2 air-strikes. When rescuers went to the aid of the dying and injured Saudi jets attacked for the second time in their double tap operation. Its impossible to count the deaths. Officially they are saying 700 but many more are dying because they cant be treated due to the absence of medical supplies and hospital facilities
The number of Yemenis killed in the airstrike of the Saudi-led Arab coalition on a funeral ceremony in Sanaa exceeded 200, media reported on Saturday, citing a medical source.
9 October, 2016
MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to Al Mayadeen broadcaster, the death toll reached 213 people, while earlier reports suggested that some 82 were killed and 534 more sustained injuries.
Yemen has been engulfed in a military conflict between the government headed by Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi and Houthi rebels since 2014. The Houthis are backed by army units loyal to former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh. Since March 2015, the Saudi-led coalition of mostly Persian Gulf countries has been carrying out airstrikes against the opposition Houthis at the request of Hadi. In August, the United Nations said that more than 10,000 civilians have been killed in Yemen since March 2015.
Saudi airstrikes targeting a funeral of opposition rebels horrified the world leaving over 200 dead forcing the United States to reconsider their position regarding aid and support to the coalition which has already been blasted by the United Nations for targeting hospitals, civilian infrastructure and children.
The United States has issued an "immediate review" of all aid to the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen after an airstrike killed over 200 people attending a funeral in Yemen.
The Saudi coalition has come under fire in the past year even being included temporarily on the United Nation's "child killer" list for their indiscriminate bombing of hospitals, schools, and other civilian infrastructure that has led to mass loss of life among non-combatants.
The White House called for an immediate ceasefire between the Saudi-led coalition and the Houthis in the wake of the attack with US officials describing the incident as "deeply disturbing" despite a string of similar incidents in recent months that have shocked the conscience of the international community.