A transparent inquiry into recent Saudi led air strike in Yemen: UNSC


United Nations: After Saudi-led airstrike on Yemen which saw killing of 50 civilian has created an upsurge across globe. The Security Council met to discuss the grave issue in the war torn Yemen.

Britian Ambassador to UN Karen Price who heads the 15 member security council for August said, “council members expressed their grave concern at these, and all other recent attacks in Yemen. They called for a credible and transparent investigation”.

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

Saudi led air strike which are fighting against the Houthi rebels in Yemen on Thursday attacked a school bus which killed 50 civilians, mainly schoolchildren, and wounding 77 others in Yemen’s Northwestern Province of Sa’ada.

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.

The bus targeted by the coalition forces was carrying a group of young schoolchildren attending summer classes of the Holy Qur’an, Yemen’s al-Masirah television network reported.

The Saudi-led coalition, in a defiant statement, has described the massacre as a “legitimate action” to target missile launchers used by Ansarullah fighters to target the southern Saudi city of Jizan.

Saudi Arabia and some of its allies launched a brutal war, code-named Operation Decisive Storm, against Yemen in March 2015 in an attempt to reinstall Yemen’s former President, Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, a staunch ally of Riyadh, and crush the Ansarullah Movement, which is a significant aid to the Yemeni army in defending the country against the invading forces. The movement has also been running state affairs in the absence of an effective administration during the past three years.

The imposed war initially consisted of a bombing campaign but was later coupled with a naval blockade and the deployment of ground forces into Yemen. Some 16,000 Yemenis have been martyred and thousands more injured since the onset of the Saudi-led aggression.

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