Saudi-led coalition struck a bus filled with children on Thursday with a Raytheon Mark 82 general-purpose free-fall bomb, according to reporters. A local journalist, confirming the reports, said that fragments of the bomb were sought on the strike scene.
The strike occurred in the Dahyan area of the Saada province, a province under the control of Houthi forces. 51 persons, mostly children, were killed and more than 79 were left with harsh injuries.
It was a short while after the strike, while the bodies were being still recovered, that the locals found little fragments of the Bomb in the vicinity. The images published by journalist Nasser Arrabyee from the scene shows fragments of 500-pound MK-82 bomb.
MK-82 is an American arms that is still being sold to Saudi Arabia. While the originality of picture is yet to be verified, the model has repeatedly been idfentified in Yemen strikes. In 2016, when Saudi Arabia struck a community hall in Sanaa during a funeral for Sheikh Ali al-Rawishan, MK-82 hit the deadlines. More than 140 people list their lives then with an American arms.
US arms sales to Saudi Arabia, amid its ongoing hostility against Yemen, has sparked massive criticism in previous years. Human rights organizations consider the US arms sales as a significant factor in Saudi brutality in its wages against Yemenis.
Yemeni journalists found this fragment of the bomb Saudi Arabia dropped on a school bus full of children in Yemen https://t.co/ooLcwBpMwZ
It's a US-made MK-82 guided bomb, which has been used in previous attacks on Yemeni civilians
The cage code on the bomb is Lockheed Martin's pic.twitter.com/Wu6OSZeKJ2
— Ben Norton (@BenjaminNorton) August 11, 2018
The pentagon adviser, however and despite the evidences, refused to acknowledge the use of US bombs against Yemenis. “We may never know if the munition [used] was one that the US sold to them. We don’t have a lot of people on the ground,” a spokesperson for US Central Command, said in an interview
In three years of savage war against Yemen, more than 10.00 people have been the victims of Saudi Brutality, US avarice, and Western countries’ interest-seeking.