SRW condemns the vicious attacks on two mosques in Sana’a

Shia Rights Watch vehemently condemns the vicious attacks on two mosques in Sana’a, Yemen on Friday March 20, 2015. The suicide bombings at the Badr and Hashoush which killed over 130 are some of the worst attacks against Shia in Yemen in years. The previously unknown branch of ISIS in Yemen claimed responsibility for this attack which is worrisome due to their vast record of anti-Shiism in Iraq and Syria. The Yemeni government, with assistance from the international community needs to do all in its power to secure places of worship from future attack. The latest attacks are pushing the nation closer to civil war and those involved in the conflict should heed the words of the UN Envoy to Yemen and de-escalate rhetoric and “exercise maximum restraint, and refrain from provocation”.

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