- Screenshot/YouTube via Sulaiman Am
- A YouTube video emerged on Friday showing a Saudi C-130H flying very low over a soldier’s head in Yemen.
- C-130s are large transport aircraft, which are vital to Saudi Arabia’s operations in Yemen, which has been described as one of the worst humanitarian disasters in the world.
A YouTube video emerged on Friday showing a Saudi C-130H flying very low over a soldier’s head in Yemen, The War Zone first reported.
The video appears to show the soldier trying to slap the underside of the C-130H with an article of clothing, but it’s unclear where exactly in Yemen it was shot, and how much of it was planned, The War Zone reported.
C-130s are large transport aircraft, which are vital to Saudi Arabia’s operations in Yemen, The War Zone reported. Part of a $110 arms deal, the US sold Riyadh 20 C-130Js and three KC-130 refuelers in 2017 for $5.8 billion.
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The conflict in Yemen has been described as one of the worst humanitarian disasters in the world, with at least 8 million people on the brink of starvation due to famine, and one million children infected with cholera.
The Saudi-led coalition began striking the Shiite Muslim Houthis in 2015 after the Houthis overthrew the government of President Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi from the Yemeni capital of Sanaa.
The Saudi-led coalition has since been accused of conducting indiscriminate and unlawful airstrikes, as well as blocking food, fuel, and medicine into the country, according to Human Rights Watch. A number of countries are part of the Saudi-led coalition, including the US, but Saudi Arabia and the UAE are the main actors conducting airstrikes in the war-torn country.
In late January, Germany and Norway announced that they would stop selling weapons to countries in the Saudi-led coalition over the war in Yemen.