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Saudis guilty of attempted elimination of Yemenis: Analyst

An analyst says the Saudis are guilty of “the attempted elimination” of the Yemeni people by waging a “genocidal war” on the impoverished Arab nation.  

“Well it certainly is a human catastrophe, I would say it is even a genocide. Saudi Arabia has been engaging in with biological warfare in essence by using famine and disease and poisoning water supplies in the absence of food and water and medicine to cause a genocidal elimination of the Yemeni people,” Scott Bennett, a former US army psychological warfare officer, told Press TV in an interview on Friday.

Saudi Arabia has been incessantly pounding Yemen since March 2015 in an attempt to crush the popular Houthi Ansarullah movement and reinstate former president, Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, who is a staunch ally of the Riyadh regime.

About 14,000 people have been killed since the onset of Saudi Arabia’s military campaign against Yemen. Much of the Arabian Peninsula country's infrastructure, including hospitals, schools and factories, has been reduced to rubble due to the war.

The United Nations says a record 22.2 million people are in need of food aid, including 8.4 million threatened by severe hunger.


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