EXCLUSIVE: Double tap attack on Yemen funeral violated humanitarian law – UN panel

carolyn.simon@hrc.org October 20, 2016 0

A UN panel of experts has accused the Saudi Arabia-led coalition of a deliberate “double tap” airstrike on a funeral gathering in Yemen earlier this month. In a report to the UN Security Council, obtained by IRIN, the panel says that the coalition’s second strike in particular “violated its obligations” under international law and it “did not take effective precautionary measures to minimize harm to civilians, including the first responders” on the scene. The strike in the capital of Sana’a killed over 100 people, including the city’s mayor, several high-level officials affiliated with Houthi rebels and their ally former president Ali Abdullah Saleh, as well as many civilians

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EXCLUSIVE: Double tap attack on Yemen funeral violated humanitarian law – UN panel

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