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Fri Aug 10, 2018, 08:36 AM

UN chief calls for investigation into Saudi-led strike that killed Yemen children

Source: CNN



By Bard Wilkinson, Hakim Almasmari, Sarah El Sirgany and Tamara Qiblawi, CNN

Updated 7:45 AM ET, Fri August 10, 2018

(CNN) - UN Secretary-General António Guterres has called for an independent investigation into a Saudi-led coalition air strike in Yemen that killed dozens of children.

The airstrike on Thursday hit a bus carrying children from a summer camp in a busy market area in the northern Majz District, UN spokesman Farhan Haq said in a statement.

Condemning the attack, Guterres called for "an independent and prompt investigation" into the incident, Haq said.

In the statement, Guterres added that all parties must "respect their obligations under international humanitarian law, in particular the fundamental rules of distinction, proportionality and precautions in attack."

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2018/08/10/middleeast/yemen-children-attack-bus-intl/index.html

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