Investigation largely clears Saudi-led airstrikes in Yemen

Written by Staff

The Joint Incidents Assessment Team (JIAT) set up by the Saudi-led coalition to investigate claims that its air campaign in Yemen have hit civilian targets has largely exonerated the coalition in eight alleged such incidents, including one where it previously admitted accidentally bombing a hospital.

The JIAT consists of 14 individuals from the coalition countries Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), as well as Yemen. Its legal advisor, Bahrain’s Lieutenant General Mansour Ahmed Al-Mansour, briefed journalists about the investigation at Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Air Base on 4 August.

The JIAT found that the coalition was clearly at fault in just one of the eight incidents, according to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) coverage of the briefing.