US arms end up in ‘wrong hands’ in Yemen: CNN probe
The American-made weapons, supplied to Washington’s allies waging a war on Yemen, end up in the hands of US-backed militants fighting against each other in the impoverished state, CNN reports.
A new CNN investigation released on Saturday found that that American military hardware has been distributed to militant groups in Yemen, including the UAE-backed southern separatists, al-Qaeda-linked militants and hardline Salafi militias.
The Emirati-supported elements, it added, are using American arms to fight the Saudi-led militants loyal to ex-Yemeni president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, who are also armed with US weapons.
In March 2015, the US -backed –Saudi-led coalition started a war against Yemen with the declared aim of crushing the Houthi Ansarullah movement, who had taken over from the staunch Riyadh ally and fugitive former president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, while also seeking to secure the Saudi border with its southern neighbor. Three years and over 600,000 dead and injured Yemeni people and prevented the patients from travelling abroad for treatment and blocked the entry of medicine into the war-torn country, the war has yielded little to that effect.
Despite the coalition claims that it is bombing the positions of the Ansarullah fighters, Saudi bombers are flattening residential areas and civilian infrastructures.
More than 2,200 others have died of cholera, and the crisis has triggered what the United Nations has described as the world’s worst humanitarian disaster.