Saudi Arabia would compensate the families of the victims after the bombing of a funeral ceremony in Yemen
The Saudi authorities promised to pay monetary compensation to the families of the Yemeni civilians killed by an airstrike on a funeral procession from the capital. Just the airstrike inflicted in error, as noted by the foreign Minister of the Kingdom Adel al-Jubayr, killed more than 140 people, reported Reuters.
According to a Saudi diplomat, the country is ready to punish those responsible for the bombing. However, he did not specify when the results of the investigation. However, he said that Riyadh is ready to agree to a cease-fire in Yemen in case you get the consent of the Shiite rebel group “Ansar Allah” (Houthis), which is supported by Iran.
Al-Jubeir noted that after numerous past attempts to achieve a cease-fire in Yemen, he is not optimistic regarding the peace efforts in the country. At the same time, he said, “there are signs that both sides agree to a cease-fire.”
Earlier, a special Commission on investigation of circumstances of incident in Sanaa concluded that “bad data”obtained by the Arabian coalition with the army of the country, have led to the shelling of the funeral ceremony in the capital of Yemen.
A source in the Yemeni government army gave incorrect information about the presence of the leadership of the rebels-Houthis (supporters of the movement “Ansar Allah”), and this was the reason for the mistaken “shelling of civilian objects,” the journalists wrote.
The representative of the Commission recommended that “to take disciplinary action against those involved in the incident that resulted in the deaths of civilians” and called on the coalition supporting the Yemeni government in the fight against “Ansar Allah”, “to revise the rules of engagement”. The investigation into the fire continues, he said.
October 8, air force headed by Riyadh Arabian coalition launched a series of attacks on a funeral ceremony in the capital of Yemen Sana’a. According to the UN, as a result of these air strikes killed more than 140 people, over 520 injured. The command of the regional Alliance announced the beginning of investigation of circumstances of bombardment in cooperation with experts from the United States.
In Yemen from August 2014, the confrontation between government forces and the rebel movement “Ansar Allah”. In the most active phase it passed with the invasion in March 2015, the coalition, headed by Saudi Arabia.