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UNSC calls for ‘transparent’ inquiry into Saudi-led strike in Yemen’s Sa’ada

UNSC calls for ‘transparent’ inquiry into Saudi-led strike in Yemen’s Sa’ada

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has called for launching a “credible and transparent” investigation into a recent airstrike by the Saudi-led military coalition that killed dozens of schoolchildren in…

Saturday, 11 August 2018 18:03

northern Yemen.

The call was made during a closed-door Security Council meeting on Friday, a day after Saudi-led warplanes attacked a school bus in a market, killing at least 50 civilians, mainly schoolchildren, and wounding 77 others in Yemen’s northwestern province of Sa’ada.

Pierce added that the council “will now consult with the UN and others as to how the investigation can best be taken forward.”

A few hours after that attack, UN Secretary General António Guterres denounced the deadly aerial aggression and called for an independent investigation into the case.

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