The relatively new museum, which was only a decade old and also housed the provincial office of Yemen’s General Organization for Antiquities and Museums (GOAM), was completely leveled and turned into rubble, with only the building’s underground storerooms possibly surviving.
As Foreign Secretary, Johnson licensed bombs two days after Saudi forces destroyed a food factory killing 14 people. And a day before a school was bombed, killing 10 children. Two months later, Saudi forces bombed a funeral killing 140 people. In the weeks that followed, Johnson signed another arms transfers for bombs.