The UN and the US call for an independent investigation into the attack in Yemen

UN Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned air strikes perpetrated by the international coalition led by Saudi Arabia on Yemen on Thursday and has called for an “independent and rapid investigation.” The secretary general has emphasized that all parties They must constantly ensure the preservation of civilians and civilian property during military operations. It calls for an independent and prompt investigation into this incident, “said Guterres spokesman Farhan Haq. Guterres has also called on the parties to reach a political agreement through dialogue, which he has defined as” the only way to end the conflict. ”

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In the same vein, the United States has expressed concern over air strikes that have left more than 40 dead, including 30 children. “We are certainly concerned about reports of an attack that has killed civilians,” State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said at the daily press conference. Nauert has called on the Arab alliance “to carry out a thorough and independent investigation into the incident.”

More than 40 people have been killed and several dozen more wounded as a result of a series of air strikes perpetrated by the Saudi coalition in northern Yemen and in which many children would also have lost their lives, according to medical and International Committee sources of the Red Cross (ICRC). For his part, the head of the health department of Sada, Abdul Ghani Nayev, has risen to 43 dead and 61 injured the balance of victims, according to Reuters agency.

The coalition led by Saudi Arabia, which fights in Yemen on the side of the government of Abdo Rabbu Mansur Hadi, has acknowledged responsibility for the attacks but has assured that the objective was the equipment used by the Houthi rebels to launch a missile against territory on Wednesday. Saudi The interception of said projectile resulted in a civilian dead and eleven wounded in Jizan. In this way, the coalition has alleged that it acted in accordance with international law and has accused the rebels, linked to Iran, of using children as human shields, according to a note released by the official Saudi agency, SPA.

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