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As Media Obsesses Over Royal Baby, US-Backed Coalition Bombs Wedding...

• By Rachel Blevins

While mainstream media outlets obsess over the birth of yet another "Royal Baby," the news that the United States has supported one of its closest allies in the bombing of a wedding that killed at least 20 people—including the bride—has received significantly less coverage.

The bombing took place at a wedding near Yemen's capital city of Sana'a, and a report from the Associated Press claimed that the majority of people who were killed were "women and children who were gathered in one of the tents set up for the wedding party in the district of Bani Qayis."

The bride was killed and the groom was one of more than 50 people who was wounded. Ali Nasser al-Azib, deputy head of the hospital, told the AP that at least 30 children were among the injured—several are suffering from shrapnel wounds and severed limbs, and are in critical condition.

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