UNSC calls for ‘transparent’ inquiry into Saudi-led strike in Yemen’s Saada

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Al-Thawra Net

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has called for launching a “credible and transparent” investigation into a recent airstrike by the Saudi-led military coalition that killed dozens of schoolchildren in northern Yemen

The call was made during a closed-door Security Council meeting on Friday, a day after Saudi-led warplanes attacked a school bus in a market, killing at least 50 civilians, mainly schoolchildren, and wounding 77 others in Yemen’s northwestern province of Sa’ada

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 Houthi Ansarullah fighters to target the southern Saudi city of Jizan.