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U.S. and Two European Countries May Be Complicit in Yemen War Crimes; Two Bomb Explosions in Syria

PANAGYURISHTE, (BM) – Your briefly report on September 3 in last twelve hours from BulgarianMilitary.com:

U.S., France, Britain may be complicit in Yemen war crimes, U.N. report says

The United States, Britain and France may be complicit in war crimes in Yemen by arming and providing intelligence and logistics support to a Saudi-led coalition that starves civilians as a war tactic, the United Nations said on Tuesday and Reuters reported.

U.N. investigators recommended that all states impose a ban on arms transfers to the warring parties to prevent them from being used to commit serious violations.

“It is clear that the continued supply of weapons to parties to the conflict is perpetuating the conflict and prolonging the suffering of the Yememi people,” Melissa Parke, an expert on the independent U.N. panel, told a news conference.

“That is why we are urging member states to no longer supply weapons to parties to the conflict,” she said.

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, the main parties in the coalition fighting against the Iran-aligned Houthi movement that controls Yemen’s capital, are two of the biggest buyers of U.S., British and French weapons.

The experts compiled a secret list of suspected war criminals. Investigators found potential crimes on both sides, while highlighting the role Western countries play as backers of the Arab states and Iran plays in support of the Houthis.

At least one killed in two motorbike explosions in Syrian border town

At least one civilian was killed and more than 16 wounded on Tuesday by two bombs hidden in motorbikes in the Syrian border town of Azaz, which is controlled by Turkey-backed rebels, Reuters reported.

They said the first booby-trapped motorbike exploded at a busy thoroughfare in the bustling town near the Turkish border killing one person and wounding at least 11 others.

At least five more people were wounded when another motorbike exploded an hour later near a mosque close to the first blast, a witness said.

A third motorcycle in the town of Rai to the east of Azaz that is also under control of Turkey-backed rebels was found before it exploded, a police security source said.

Read more: Iran Hinders UN Investigation; Iranian-Russian Joint Exercises; Japan Won’t Join Coalition in Gulf

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