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U.S.-backed assault on Yemen threatens supplies to millions facing famine

U.S.-backed assault on Yemen threatens supplies to millions facing famine. Photo: AP

 U.S.-backed assault on Yemen threatens supplies to millions facing famine.  Photo: AP

Sanaa, November 12 (RHC)-- In Yemen, aid workers are warning that a U.S.-backed, Saudi-led assault on the port city of Hodeidah threatens to cut off supply lines of food and medicine that are desperately needed by millions. 

The U.N. has called Yemen the world’s worst humanitarian catastrophe, with some 14 million people on the brink of famine. 

Over the weekend, the Saudi coalition intensified its assault on Hodeidah, with reports of at least 149 deaths, including civilians, just in the past 24 hours. 

In other news, The New York Times reports top Saudi intelligence officials close to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman considered a $2 billion plan to hire private intelligence operatives to assassinate prominent Iranians.  The Times cited three people familiar with discussions about plans to kill Qassim Suleimani, the leader of the Quds Force of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps. 

The plan was reportedly discussed at a meeting arranged by George Nader, a Lebanese American who reportedly pitched the assassination plan to Trump White House officials. 

Edited by Pavel Jacomino
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