Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have admitted that the bombing of a school bus in Yemen last month – which killed 51 people, including 40 children – was “unjustified”.
A probe by the coalition fighting Yemen’s Houthi rebels concluded on Saturday that “mistakes” had been made in the August 9 air raid in Saada province.
At the day of the attack, coalition spokesperson Colonel Turki al-Malki had defended the air raid, saying his forces hit a “legitimate military target”, which included “operators and planners”.
But in a rare concession, the military alliance’s investigative body, the Joint Incident Assessment Team (JIAT), said that those behind it should be held accountable.
Al Jazeera’s Alan Fisher reports from neighbouring Djibouti.