Saudi airstrikes in Yemen kill 22 Indian fishermen

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  1. Neo

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    Saudi airstrikes in Yemen kill 22 Indian fishermen

    Tue Sep 8, 2015
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    Smoke billows from buildings after reported Saudi airstrikes on the police academy in the Yemeni capital, Sana’a, on September 8, 2015. (AFP photo)

    At least 10 people have been killed in a fresh wave of Saudi attacks on the Yemeni capital of Sana’a while nearly two dozen Indian fisherman were killed in air strikes in the west of the impoverished country.

    The latest airstrikes on Tuesday targeted several areas in Sana’a, including a police academy and the security services headquarters.

    Witnesses said many people were wounded during the attacks, most of them by flying glass when the blasts shattered windows.

    An earlier attack hit several houses in the capital, including those of the senior members of the Houthi Ansarullah movement, leaving at least two children dead and three women injured.

    Yemen’s Saba news agency, which is under the control of Ansarullah, put the death toll from the Tuesday attacks at 15, saying at least 77 were injured in the raids.

    Elsewhere in western Yemen, at least five people were killed and 10 others injured when Saudi warplanes targeted trucks carrying fuel and foodstuff in the port city of Mukha in Ta’izz Province.

    Reports said that nearly a dozen people were also killed and some 40 others injured in similar airstrikes on the southwestern province of Ibb.

    Yemen’s al-Masirah TV said Saudi warplanes targeted a vessel carrying Indian fishermen off the coast of al-Khukhah in Yemen’s western province of Hudaydah, killing nearly 22 people onboard.

    The attacks on Yemen, which are now well in their sixth month, have seen a dramatic rise since September 4, when Ansarullah forces and allies managed to kill dozens of troops fighting for the so-called Saudi-led coalition against Yemen.

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    Yemenis walk in the rubble of destroyed buildings in Sana’a, following Saudi airstrikes on September 6, 2015. (AFP photo)

    Yemenis continued retaliatory attacks with the army and people’s committees firing a barrage of rockets at the Saudi border guard headquarters in Dhahran al-Janub.

    A report by al-Masirah said Yemeni forces shelled the positions of Saudi forces inside the kingdom with the latest of them inflicting losses on a police command in the Khobah district of the southern province of Jizan.

    Saudi Arabia started its brutal air campaign against Yemen on March 26 in a bid to block the advance of Ansarullah across Yemen and restore power to the fugitive former President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh.

    According to Yemeni sources, more than five thousand people have been killed in the attacks over the past few months, while more than a million have been displaced.

    http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2015/09/08/428300/Yemen-Saudi-Arabia-airstrikes-Sanaa-Ansarullah
     
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  3. Neo

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    No one else is reporting this incident except for Iran.
    Is it true or just a blatant lie?
     
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    So what were they, fishermen or fuel smugglers?

    Why the fuck were they in an active war zone and in a country where there is no Indian embassy?

    Am I really supposed to be pissed at Saudis for bombing a completely different country that I don't care for?

    Let's wait for Saudi's official statement.
     
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  6. Compersion

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    How it known they are Indians also what were they doing if true ... Is someone jealous of India and uae + + corporations (won't be surprised paki twist this to show how r&aw behave)

    Also would have been good if Saudi had a back channel with India before bombing Indians

    Who was sitting in the plane that bombed ... Seems more to the news
     
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    My take on this is, How can Fighter pilot identify a non-threat civilian fishing boat in active war zone?

    I am more interested to see how sushma swaraj is going to handle this in a level headed manner?

    We can expect the following headline in MSM this year :
    "Saudi Pilot kills Indian fisherman, Modi Govt does nothing"
    "Modi Government goes soft on Saudi Arabia on Fishermen killing issue"

    and ultimately next parliament session is also washed out because of this....
     
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    Many idiots stayed back or returned back to the war-zone despite government efforts and warnings. GOI is not responsible for them, let them rot. This boat may very well be a oil smuggling boat.
     
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    question is what indian 'fishermen' and 'fishing boat' were doing in middle of war ragged yemen ???
    which fish they were catching ???
     
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    Any update on the above ...

    Also might be a little stretch but any connection between the above and the Vienna protocols being looked at in India for the Saudi diplomat. (What happened was a serious crime and respect to the victims)

    Is and when the pm going to visit Saudi ...
     

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