US legally involved in war crimes in Yemen: HRW

Human Rights Watch warned that the U.S. might be liable for laws-of-war violations in Yemen.

The crimes occurring in Yemen are serious – U.S. personnel  legally liable for war crimes in Yemen because of continued U.S. arms sales to Saudi Arabia.

Despite U.S. denials, we considered the U.S. to be a party to the conflict because of the direct role U.S. forces played in specific military operations, HRW’s report said.

Nearly six  years later, the Armed Conflict and Event Data Project estimates that 112,000 people have died from the hostilities, including 12,000 civilians. Millions more suffer, or have perished, from hunger caused by the Saudi-led coalition’s blockade on Yemen.

Human Rights Watch isn’t alone in raising concerns about potential U.S. liability for war crimes over the six years.