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US to Stop Refueling Planes in Yemen War: Report

US to Stop Refueling Planes in Yemen War: Report

WASHINGTON - The United States will stop refueling aircraft from the Saudi-led coalition that is bombing Yemen, the Washington Post reported Friday.
The move comes amid an ongoing international outcry over Saudi actions in Yemen, particularly after a string of high-profile coalition strikes that have killed scores of civilians, many of them children.
The Pentagon would not confirm the Post’s story.
“We continue to have discussions with the Saudis. We have nothing to report at this time,” Pentagon spokeswoman Commander Rebecca Rebarich said.
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis in August warned that US support for the coalition was “not unconditional,” noting it must do “everything humanly possible to avoid any innocent loss of life.”
Currently, the Pentagon provides refueling capabilities for about 20 percent of coalition planes flying sorties over Yemen.
Mattis last month made a surprise call for a ceasefire in Yemen and urged warring parties to enter negotiations within the next 30 days. (AFP)