Yemen's rebel funeral hall attack 'kills scores'



    Yemen's rebel funeral hall attack 'kills scores'

    Oct.9, Sanaa: More than 140 people have been killed and over 500 injured in air strikes on a funeral gathering in Yemen's capital Sanaa, a senior UN official says.

    Jamie McGoldrick, the UN humanitarian co-ordinator for Yemen, condemned "the horrific attack".

    The rebel Houthi-run government said a Saudi-led coalition was responsible - a claim Saudi Arabia denied.

    The US said it had launched an "immediate review" of its already reduced support for the coalition.

    "US security co-operation with Saudi Arabia is not a blank check," White House National Security Council spokesman Ned Price said.

    He said Washington was "prepared to adjust our support so as to better align with US principles, values and interests, including achieving an immediate and durable end to Yemen's tragic conflict".

    The Saudi-led coalition is backing the internationally-recognised government of Yemen.

    Thousands of civilians have been killed since the war began in 2014.

    The Oslo Times Internaitonal News Network

     
     

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