Spokesman of JIAT confirms the procedures of Coalition Forces military operations in Yemen carried out in accordance with Int'l humanitarian law and its Customary Rules 2 Riyadh

Sunday 1439/11/2 - 2018/07/15
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In relation to (Qat market) in Sa'dah Governorate, and regarding the annual report of the High Commissioner for Human Rights issued on (4 August 2016 ) which stated that an attack occurred on (19 September 2015) by the Coalition Air Forces on (Al Qat market), Coordinate (N170619.63 E04413 14.91) with (3) airstrikes killing (25) people and injuring (16) others.
JIAT verified the incident, examined all related documents, including the Procedures; Rules of Engagement, the Daily Mission Schedule, the After Mission Reports, the satellite images of the target location; and assessed all gathered evidence.
JIAT found that on (19 September 2015) the Coalition executed (2) air missions on (2) legitimate military targets, which achieved a military advantage, in (Sa'dah) Governorate, the closest location was a cave used by Houthi Militia as weapons storage, located at (100) km away from (Al Qat market),
In light of this, JIAT found that the Coalition Air Forces did not attack (Al Qat market), and confirms the procedures of the Coalition in attacking the (legitimate military target) were carried out in accordance
with the International Humanitarian Law and its Customary Rules.
In relation to ( Alhosaini Mosque) in Aden City, and regarding the annual report of the High Commissioner for Human Rights issued on (4 August 2016) which stated that the Coalition Forces carried out an attack on (Alhosaini Mosque) on (14 July 2015), coordinates (N12 46.558 E045 02.417) in (Aden) city, Which caused complete destruction of the Mosque, and according to locals, the Mosque was used for military purposes by the Houthi Militia.
JIAT verified the incident, examined all related documents, including the Procedures; Rules of Engagement, the Daily Mission Schedule, the After Mission Reports, the satellite images of the target location; and assessed all gathered evidence.
JIAT found that at (7:30) am on Tuesday (14 July 2015) the Coalition Air Forces executed a mission on a target (building) where there were gatherings of Houthi armed Militants, in the city of (Aden) that represent a legitimate military target and attacking it achieved a military advantage, the target was (4) km away from the claimed location (Alhosaini Mosque).
JIAT examined the satellite images of (15 July 2015) which showed that the location of the claim (Alhosaini Mosque) in the city of (Aden) has no signs of any damage.
In light of this, JIAT found that the Coalition Air Forces did not attack (Alhosaini Mosque), and confirms that the procedures of the Coalition Forces targeting the legitimate military target were carried out in accordance with the International Humanitarian Law and its Customary Rules.
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