Sun Mar 27, 2016 8:10AM
Yemenis visit the grave of relatives reportedly killed during Saudi air strikes against Yemen at a cemetery in Sanaa, on March 25, 2016. AFP
Yemenis visit the grave of relatives reportedly killed during Saudi air strikes against Yemen at a cemetery in Sanaa, on March 25, 2016. AFP
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Yemenis mark one year of Saudi Arabia bombing their country. The Saudi regime's airstrikes have hit much of the country, including the capital, Sana’a, killing men, women and children.

Meanwhile, Yemeni state media said at least 50 Saudi mercenaries were killed and 80 others wounded in a missile attack by Yemeni forces against a military base in Marib.

The violence has been intense.  The death toll from a single alliance airstrike on a market north of the capital exceeded a hundred.

The US-backed, Saudi-led coalition of mostly Arab states attacked a year ago, to prop up a Saudi-backed leader, with elite forces to suppress gains made by Ansarullah fighters.

At least 8,400 people, including over 2,200 children, have been killed, with 16,000 injured.  A Saudi spokesman claimed major combat operations in Yemen were coming to an end, but Riyadh would continue to “work on long-term” plans in Yemen.

Why is the US supporting Saudi Arabia’s actions in Yemen?  Why doesn’t Washington stop clear human rights violations there?  And what does this say about America’s support for the oppressed?