Joint Incidents Assessment Team (JIAT) of Yemen reviews a number of incidents and refutes allegations 3 Riyadh

Wednesday 1440/11/28 - 2019/07/31
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With regard to what JIAT observed in media reports that on 26/10/2016 at approximately (8:30) pm, a Coalition air force bombed a house in Bani Sa'ad district in Al-Mahweet Governorate and a number of neighboring houses, killing one person and wounding ten people, JIAT vetted the incident and reviewed all documents, including procedures and rules of engagement, Air Tasking Order, daily mission schedule, after mission report, mission video recordings, satellite images, and assessment of evidences. JIAT found that the house is located on top of a mountain 50km away from Al-Mahweet town.
IAT reviewed the air missions carried out by the Coalition Forces on Wednesday 26/10/2016, and found that Coalition Forces did not carry out any air missions in the province of Al-Mahweet governorate on that day.
IAT also examined the air missions carried out by Coalition Forces on Tuesday 25/10/2016, one day prior to the date of the claim, and found that the Coalition Forces did not carry out any missions in Al-Mahweet governorate, and the nearest air mission was about 138km from the claim's location. JIAT also examined the air missions carried out by Coalition Forces on Thursday 27/10/216, one day after date of the claim, and found that the Coalition Forces did not perform any missions in Al-Mahweet governorate, the nearest air mission was about 55km from the claim's location.
JIAT studied satellite images of the site, and found:
(1) No aerial strike at the location of the claim.
(2) No aerial strike on residential areas adjacent to the location of the claim.
In light of that, JIAT found that Coalition Forces did not target the house of a citizen in the Directorate of Bani Saad in the province Al-Mahweet, and a number of neighboring houses as reported in the claim.
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