Saudi coalition attacked Yemen funeral based on wrong information: investigation

October 15, 2016 9:52 PM

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Saudi coalition attacked Yemen funeral based on wrong information: investigation

RIYADH The Saudi-led coalition fighting the Iran-backed Houthi movement in Yemen attacked a funeral there after receiving incorrect information from Yemeni military figures that armed Houthi leaders were in the area, an investigative body set up by the coalition said on Saturday.

The Saudi-led campaign in Yemen has come under severe criticism since last Saturday's air strike on the funeral gathering in the Yemeni capital Sanaa, killing 140 people according to one U.N. estimate, and 82 according to the Houthis.

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