🇾🇪 Saudi-UAE coalition admits Yemen school bus attack ‘unjustified’ | Al Jazeera English

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.

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