No US fuel for Saudi jets

Sunday Star-Times - - WORLD -

The United States will stop re­fu­elling Saudi Ara­bian air­craft fight­ing Houthi rebels in Ye­men. The move comes amid grow­ing US anger against Saudi Ara­bia af­ter the Oc­to­ber killing of Saudi writer Ja­mal Khashoggi. A Saudi-led coali­tion has come un­der heavy crit­i­cism for its re­lent­less air strikes in Ye­men since 2015, which United Na­tions ex­perts say have caused most of the es­ti­mated 10,000 civil­ian deaths in the con­flict and could con­sti­tute a war crime. Sev­eral strikes in re­cent months have killed dozens of chil­dren. The US has pro­vided the Saudis and their coali­tion part­ners with in­tel­li­gence, aerial re­fu­elling and mil­i­tary ad­vice.

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