Saudi-led coalition regrets ‘mistakes’ in deadly bus attack
SANAA, Yemen — A Saudi-led coalition fighting Yemen’s Shiite rebels expressed Saturday its regret and pledged to hold to account those responsible for “mistakes” in an airstrike it carried out last month that killed dozens, including many children, drawing international condemnation.
The coalition’s statement comes after its investigative body found that an August airstrike conducted in the northern Saada province hitting a bus carrying children in a market involved “mistakes,” including failing to take measures to minimize collateral damage. At least 51 people, including 40 children, were killed and 79 others, including 56 children, were wounded in the airstrike.
The statement carried by the official Saudi Press Agency said the coalition accepts the findings.