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Yemen, Sana'a house September 1994 | by loose_grip_99
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Yemen, Sana'a house September 1994

Posting the last image made me think of how little the current war in Yemen is reported. Thousands of civilians have been killed by Saudi bombing raids, by bombs supplied by the UK. I have reposted this as a reminder.

 

Yemen, Sana'a. Our house in Hadda, a suburb of Sana'a, taken from the roof of the Clyde guesthouse when I returned after the civil war to organise the return of our belongings to Europe.

 

Even new houses in Sana'a are built in the traditional way using local stone & the half-moons above all the windows are set with coloured glass so that the sun filters through casting beautiful multicoloured shadows.

 

Just beyond the mountain in the right background is the presidential palace which was attacked by aircraft from the breakaway South Yemen at the outbreak of the civil war in May 1994. They flew over our house at treetop (although there weren't many trees!) level immediately waking us up at 06.30am. The crump of falling bombs followed by the continuous rattle of anti-aircraft guns all over the city kept us well awake for the next hour!

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Taken on September 2, 1994