Tragic story makes little girl symbol of Yemen war | 2019-01-01 | daily-sun.com

Tragic story makes little girl symbol of Yemen war

    31st December, 2018 11:58:34 printer

Tragic story makes little girl symbol of Yemen war

SANAA: Buthaina Mansur al-Rimi’s life has changed drastically since last year—orphaned in Sanaa, the little girl controversially ended up in Saudi Arabia for medical care and has just returned to Yemen’s capital, reports AFP.  Her entire immediate family was wiped out in an air strike by a Saudi-led coalition that backs Yemen’s government, using an explosive device Amnesty International says was made in the US.

Images of Buthaina’s rescue and a picture of her swollen and bruised at a hospital trying to force open one of her eyes with her fingers were beamed worldwide.

That international fame saw her become something of a propaganda pawn in the war between Yemen’s Iran-backed Huthi rebels and Saudi media.


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