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posted on 02 May 2017

UK Arms Exports To Saudi Arabia Fuel Yemen Conflict


-- this post authored by Niall McCarthy

Last week marked two years since war erupted in Yemen.

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Since then, a Saudi-led coalition has been battling Houthi rebels in the country. According to the latest figures, just under 5,000 people have been killed during the war while another 8,000 have been injured. The Saudis have been using ample amounts of British military equipment over the course of the campaign including Typhoon fighter jets, Brimstone missiles and Paveway guided bombs.

The infographic below used data from CAAT and shows that the UK's arms exports to Saudi Arabia since the start of the war in Yemen have been worth about £3.3 billion. Read more in the Independent.

This chart shows the value and categories of UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia (March 2015-Sep 2016).

Infographic: UK arms exports to Saudi Arabia fuel Yemen conflict | Statista You will find more statistics at Statista.

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