Published: Mon, August 20, 2018
People | By Leon Thompson

US Made, Sold Bomb That Killed Yemeni Children

US Made, Sold Bomb That Killed Yemeni Children

A week after Saudi Arabia attacked a school bus full of children in northern Yemen, killing at least 42 of them, munitions experts are confirming that the bomb itself which hit the bus was provided to the Saudis by the US.

Thousands of Yemeni protesters flooded the Bab al-Yaman after the Friday's prayers in Houthi-controlled Sana'a to decry the U.S. and Saudi Arabia's role in increasing prices in the war-torn country.

According to CNN, the numbers on the shrapnel indicated the explosive was a 227-kilogram, laser-guided MK 82 bomb manufactured by top us defense contractor Lockheed Martin.

The incident sparked global outrage, with the United States joining United Nations calls for an investigation into the strike.

The Associated Press stands by its reporting, a spokesman said.

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Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula - considered the terror group's most unsafe branch after failed attacks on US soil - said in a statement posted on its Telegram channel that the report "lacks evidence, reality, or credibility". "Because the reason for the recession of the Yemeni riyal are those countries who started the aggression and are targeting the Yemeni people, their food and livelihood".

Additionally, Yemen's al-Masirah television network reported a Saudi airstrike on the Hamadan district in Sana'a Province.

Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia and some of its Arab allies have been carrying out deadly airstrikes against the Houthi Ansarullah movement in an attempt to restore power to fugitive former president Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh.

The offensive initially consisted of a bombing campaign, but was later coupled with a naval blockade and the deployment of ground forces into Yemen.

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