Joint Incidents Assessment Team (JIAT) on Yemen Holds Press Conference

Sunday 1438/7/5 - 2017/04/02
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Riyadh, Rajab 5, 1438, Apr 2, 2017, SPA -- Mansour Al-Mansour, official spokesman of the Joint Incidents Assessment Team (JIAT) on Yemen and legal consultant, held a press conference at King Salman Airbase to announce results of the incident assessment in Yemen.
At the outset of the press conference, Al-Mansour read the following statement:
Regarding the Human Rights Watch's report dated on November, 2015 including that the Coalition Forces launched an air raid on 30, August, 2015 on Sham water filling factory in Hajjah Directorate which resulted in killing 14 laborers and injuring 11 other who were about to finish their night shift and fter reviewing the incident, the JIAT disclosed that, on Monday, 30/8/2015 at 02:30 am and based on intelligence information, a mission of an air support was carried out nearby Hajjah Directorate. The coalition targeted ground defenses which were parked close to the factory. The target was implemented by a laser-guided bomb. Due to weather conditions with existence of some clouds in the target area, the bomb missed the target, falling on the factory's yard, which caused its destruction and some deaths and injuries.
With regard to the above information, the JIAT reached that the coalition air forces targeted a legitimate military target, that's a ground defense. Due to coercive reasons beyond the will, the bomb went off course and fell on the factory unintentionally, he added.
The JIAT urged that coalition forces to apologize this unintentional error and provide assistance to the families of victims.
19:59 LOCAL TIME 16:59 GMT