Coalition in Yemen Will Investigate Bombing of Funeral
October 08, 2016
(WASHINGTON, DC) – The Saudi-led Coalition supporting the legitimate government in Yemen announced that it will immediately investigate the deadly bombing of the Great Hall in Sana'a during a funeral today.
In a statement, the coalition called the bombing “regrettable and painful” and expressed its deepest condolences and support to the families of the victims and all victims of violence in Yemen.
The coalition said its pilots have clear instructions not to target populated areas and to avoid civilians.
It said that the Joint Incidents Assessment Team (JIAT) in Yemen and experts from the United States who have participated in previous investigations would join the investigation.
The coalition would provide the investigation team any data and information it needs related to today’s military operations at the site of the bombing and the surrounding areas and would announce the results of the investigation as soon as it is completed.