Arab Coalition Launches Probe in Saada Strike as it Reveals Names of Targeted Houthis

Arab Coalition Launches Probe in Saada Strike as it Reveals Names of Targeted Houthis

Friday, 10 August, 2018 - 17:30
Pro-government forces in Yemen's Saada. (AFP)
Asharq Al-Awsat
Allegations over the Saudi-led Arab coalition’s operation in Yemen’s Saada region on Thursday will be referred to the to the Joint Incidents Assessment Team (JIAT) for investigation, a senior official in the alliance revealed on Friday.

The Joint Forces Command has seen media reports, including claims by some relief organizations in Yemen about a coalition operation in Saada in which a bus was allegedly subject to collateral damage, said the official according to the Saudi Press Agency.

JIAT will carry out its assessment of the procedures and conditions of the said operation and announce the results expeditiously, he stressed.

He underscored the longstanding commitment of the coalition to investigate all incidents that prompt errors and international law violations, including holding the relevant parties accountable, including providing assistance.

The official added that the coalition will, as always, exert all efforts to safeguard civilians.

The alliance carried out the Saada strike against Iran-backed terrorist Houthis that had on Wednesday fired ballistic missiles against Saudi Arabia’s Jizan region.

The coalition identified the targeted Houthis as Hussein Mohammed Adlan, Yehya Abdulmajid al-Ajri, Ali Mohammed al-Houri, Yehya Hussein al-Bashri. Hussein al-Qahoum, Mosfer Abdullah Qarsan, Hussein Ahmed Abdullah, Ahmed Abdullah al-Azi and Abdulazim Abdullah Ahmed al-Qassemi.

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