DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | Saudi-led coalition in Yemen requests end to US refueling

9Nov - by Editor - 0 - In STL.News



DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen said early Saturday it had “requested cessation of inflight refueling” by the U.S. for its fighter jets after American officials said they would stop the operations amid growing anger over civilian casualties from the kingdom’s airstrikes.

The decision by Americans to pull out also comes amid outrage by U.S. lawmakers from both political parties over the Oct. 2 slaying of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul.

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