Evidence of US training Yemeni Military

A document obtained in the Wikileaks ‘Yemen Files’ describes the US providing training and support to military forces in Yemen that have since been condemned by Human Rights organisations.

A document entitled ‘FY14-16 1206 Counter Terrorism Aviation, Manpower & Budget’ outlines how the US supplied weapons, aircraft and necessary training to soldiers currently involved in the conflict that has claimed 4000 civilian lives and displaced more than 3,000,000 people.

One of the vignettes included in the document describes a tactical response to an attack on an oil pipeline, further fueling critics who argue that the United States’ involvement in the region along with other nations in a Saudi-led coalition was initiated solely with the intent to protect and improve infrastructure for oil distribution in area that is key to transporting oil from the Middle East.

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