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Iona Craig أيونا كريچ
Journalist. Orwell Fellow. Mostly Yemen/Arabian Peninsula since 2010. Once upon a time I trained racehorses. Support my work here:
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Evan Hill Aug 9
Contrast this official response with 's reporting that shows the US has "minute-by-minute" knowledge of Saudi coalition targeting because we essentially *sit in the room the targeters.*
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Yemen Data Project Aug 9
In May highlighted the rising number of coalition air strikes targeting civilian vehicles and buses in Yemen
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ICRC Yemen Aug 9
Following an attack this morning on a bus driving children in Dahyan Market, northern Sa’ada, @ICRC_yemen- supported hospital has received dozens of dead and wounded. Under international humanitarian law, civilians must be protected during conflict.
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Iona Craig أيونا كريچ Aug 8
Replying to @ionacraig
In startling similarity to the strike I reported on last week on a nomadic family with nine children that nearly killed them in their tents in May, today there are reports of multiple civilian casualties including children in airstrike on Bedouin families living in tents in Amran
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Iona Craig أيونا كريچ Aug 3
It's not typical.
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Iona Craig أيونا كريچ Aug 3
Commanders showing displeasure doesn't mean it hasn't happened before or will not happen the next time and time after that. This is the kind of thing one would have expected to see in 2015, not in 2018 after 3.5 yrs of bombing. It shows lessons have not and are not being learned.
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Iona Craig أيونا كريچ Aug 3
You're making assumptions that this sort of information is being passed on at classified briefings and congress with the aim of improving things. If your assumption is correct then why didn't CENTCOM respond to my repeated request? Their silence indicates your assumption is wrong
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Iona Craig أيونا كريچ Aug 3
My piece definitely did NOT show the US is looking at historic incidents & trying to remedy. If anything it's the reverse. CENTCOM failed to respond to my Qs about that. Gen Votel previously stated they don't follow up on unlawful airstrikes conducted with US support or munitions
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Iona Craig أيونا كريچ Aug 3
'The numbers matter because they could bring the true scale and urgency of the ‘world’s biggest humanitarian crisis’ into focus.'
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Iona Craig أيونا كريچ Aug 3
Replying to @Mikeknightsiraq
Oh, so like the bombing of the funeral hall they stated never happened until two months later when they admitted to it and failing to follow their own "precautionary measures"? As they have done on numerous occasions including here:
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Maher Farrukh Aug 2
Read the report by and on the -led coalition failing to follow its own procedures to reduce harm to civilians. Today airstrikes hit a hospital and fish market in al Hudaydah, .
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Iona Craig أيونا كريچ Aug 2
Replying to @ionacraig
Al Thawra is the busiest hospital in western Yemen. This is what it was like when I visited at the end of last year: At least 20 dead, some reports of 50 in coalition airstrike today.
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AFP news agency Aug 2
At least 20 dead in air raids on Yemen's Hodeida: medics, witnesses say
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Iona Craig أيونا كريچ Aug 2
Hearing from the ground and seeing pictures being posted of apparent air strike on Hodeidah's main public hospital - Al-Thawra.
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Dan Froomkin Aug 2
Yes, you still have room for outrage. Read this and demand an end to U.S. support for the Saudi coalition's bombing of civilians in Yemen Thank you & for incredible reporting.
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Andrew Feinstein Aug 2
The intelligence report offers a devastating counterclaim to the U.S. and U.K. arguments for increasing the sale of PGMs, or “smart bombs,” to the coalition as a means of preventing civilian injury and death. by
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Dave Harden Aug 2
This is a really important read - and it goes to targeting, de-conflicting - and ultimately the relationship of IHL to war in complex crises.
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Yemen Peace Project Aug 2
& 's reporting on coalition airstrikes is extraordinary and infuriating:
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Tristan Monnastes Aug 2
"Though the U.S. is not known to have used its own fighter pilots and attack aircraft in Yemen, it is more directly involved in the coalition’s air war than it has been in any other foreign-led bombing campaign in modern history. "
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Andrea Carboni Aug 2
Are UK arms sales to the Saudi-led coalition preventing civilian casualties in Yemen? This new important report by and shows that they are not.
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