The Saudi Arabia-led coalition fighting Yemeni rebels has said it will launch an investigation after more than 140 people were killed in air strikes on a funeral in the capital, Sanaa.
It would “immediately investigate this case” along with US experts.
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Time For Truth: (BBC News) – Saudis to probe deadly air strikes on Yemen funeral hall
Tens of thousands of angry protesters, many of whom were armed, took to the streets of Yemen’s capital, Sanaa, to protest an airstrike on a funeral ceremony that left over 150 dead and hundreds injured and call for an investigation.
Demonstrators at a massive rally called the ‘Volcano of Rage’ gathered outside the UN office in Sanaa.
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Time For Truth: (Russia Today) – 1,000s of Yemenis rally outside local UN office after deadly airstrike blamed on Saudi-led coalition
Ban Ki-moon publicly acknowledged Thursday that he removed the Saudi-led coalition currently bombing Yemen from a blacklist of child killers — 72 hours after it was published — due to a financial threat to defund United Nations programs.
The secretary-general didn’t name the source of the threat, but news reports have indicated it came directly from the Saudi government.
A number of US-made largely banned cluster munitions have been used by Saudi Arabia in Yemen “in or near” civilian areas, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said, while calling for an end to be put to the production and transfer of the weapon due to casualties.
Rival sides in Yemen’s year-long conflict began a tentative truce overnight on Sunday saying they were committed to the halt in hostilities despite pockets of deadly fighting in the hours leading up to it.
The conflict between the Yemeni government, backed by Saudi Arabia, and its Houthi rebel enemies has killed more than 6,200 people and triggered a humanitarian crisis in one of the Arab world’s poorest countries.