Commemoration of Saudi funeral bombing two years ago held in Sana’a

SANA’A – An official commemoration ceremony of the Saudi bombing of the Sana’a Funeral Hall, which took place on 8 October 2016, has been held in the Yemeni capital, in attendance of large amounts of mourners as well as high-ranking political and military officials.

On October 8th, 2016, the Saudi aggressor forces deliberately attacked the Funeral Hall, massacring 140 civilians and injuring over 600 in one of the most blatant acts of mass murder targeting civilians since the start of the invasion in March 2015.

The commemoration event was attended by Prime Minister Abdulaziz bin Habtoor, a number of ministers and members of the House of Representatives and the Shura Council, as well as military leaders, representatives of political parties and social activist groups, a large number of citizens and relatives of victims of the massacre.

An official statement made during the event stated that “The massacre committed by the US-Saudi aggression and its mercenaries on October 8th, 2016, which killed 140 citizens and injured over 600 others, is a reflection of the US and its allies in this aggression hatred to Yemen and Yemenis.”

The statement furthermore called upon the United Nations and the international community to take up its responsibility and call the US, Saudi Arabia and the other members of the invading coalition to order, and asked for an impartian international inquiry mission to be created in order to investigate war crimes committed in Yemen and prosecute the culprits.

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Historian specializing in Arab history, Islamic studies and geopolitical analysis. Active in the anti-imperialist movement in Belgium

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