Middle East

Saudi-led coalition's committee admits "unintended bombings"

An investigation by the Saudi-led coalition battling Yemen's Shiite rebels, says that the coalition has committed "unintended bombings" and blamed U.N. agencies for not coordinating with the coalition, causing civilian casualties.

Spokesman Mohammed al-Mansour, in comments published Friday by the Saudi Press Agency, said a deadly incident in Mokha where 65 civilians, including 10 children were killed was the result of "unintended bombing based on inaccurate intelligence information."

He recommended that compensation be paid to the victims' families.

Regarding a second incident in which food trucks managed by the World Food Program were bombed, al-Mansour said the agency is to blame for not notifying the coalition.