The toll of wars in the Middle East

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A child injured in a deadly Saudi-led coalition airstrike on Thursday rests in a hospital in Saada, Yemen, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018. Yemen's shiite rebels are backing a United Nations' call for an investigation into the airstrike in the country's north that hit a bus carrying civilians, many of them school children in a busy market, killing dozens of people including many children. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

A child injured in a deadly Saudi-led coalition airstrike on Thursday rests in a hospital in Saada, Yemen, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018. Yemen's shiite rebels are backing a United Nations' call for an investigation into the airstrike in the country's north that hit a bus carrying civilians, many of them school children in a busy market, killing dozens of people including many children. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

Guests: Nasser Arrabyee, Lee Keath, Shireen Al-Adeeimi, Joshua Landis

Dozens of children were killed in a Saudi-led airstrike in Yemen last week, including a school bus full of youngsters on their way to summer camp. This attack has been called the low-point of a four-year civil war that has claimed the lives of tens of thousands of Yemenis. We begin today’s show discussing the humanitarian crisis in Yemen. First, we’ll hear from freelance journalist, NASSER ARRABYEE, in the capitol city of Sana’a. Then, we’ll talk to  in assistant professor at Michigan State University SHIREEN AL-ADEIMI, and Associated Press reporter LEE KEATH about the fighting there. Lastly, we’ll talk about the Syrian war may be coming to an end, when we speak to JOSHUA LANDIS, director of the Center of Middle East Studies at the University of Oklahoma.

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