Terror from the air

Print edition : June 12, 2015

People run for cover as smoke billows following air strikes on the residence of Yemen's former President Ali Abdullah Saleh in the capital, Sana'a. Warplanes from the Saudi-led coalition bombed Saleh's house in central Sana'a following a night of intensive strikes against shia rebel positions, witnesses said. Photo: MOHAMMED HUWAIS/AFP

Houthis carry coffins of their fighters in a funeral procession in Sana'a. The bombing of Yemen has been going on since March 26. Photo: KHALED ABDULLAH/REUTERS

Yemen's exiled President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi (centre), surrounded by security forces, upon his arrival for the opening of the "Riyadh Conference for Saving Yemen and Building Federal State" in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, on May 17. The Houthis, who are fighting forces loyal to Hadi and have seized large parts of the country including the capital, want talks to be held in Yemen and stayed away from the meeting. Photo: FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP

Boys wait to fill buckets with water from a public tap amid an acute shortage of water in Sana'a. The bombing has seriously damaged the poor country's infrastructure. Photo: Hani Mohammed/AP

The United States pays lip service to the issue of a political solution in Yemen even as it supports a Saudi-led bombing campaign that has devastated the poor Arab nation and left it on the brink of a humanitarian catastrophe.
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