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    Arms Supplied by US, UK Killed Civilians in Yemen, Report Finds

    Arms Supplied by US, UK Killed Civilians in Yemen, Report Finds

    CAIRO — Weapons supplied by the United Kingdom and the United States and used by a Saudi-led coalition fighting in war-torn killed at least 87 civilians and wounded 136 others in just over a year, a report said Wednesday.

    The report by the Oxfam charity found that the Saudi-led coalition used weapons supplied solely by the U.K. and the U.S. in hundreds of attacks on civilians in Yemen between January 2021 and the end of February 2022. Britain is the second-biggest supplier of weapons to Saudi Arabia, after the U.S.

    Yemen's war began when the -backed Houthis seized the country's capital, Sanaa, in September 2014 and forced the internationally recognized government into exile. A Saudi-led coalition — armed with U.S. and U.K. weaponry and intelligence — entered the war on the side of Yemen's exiled government in March 2015.

    Oxfam's report comes ahead of a legal challenge by the Campaign Against Arms Trade, a group of anti-weapons campaigners, against the U.K. government for supplying weapons used in Yemen's war. The charity says it provides witness in support of the challenge.

    Responding to an inquiry by The Associated Press, a spokesperson for Britain's Department for International Trade said it operates “one of the most robust and transparent export control regimes in the world.”

    “We consider all our export applications thoroughly against a strict risk assessment framework and keep all…

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