Yemen buries children killed by air strike, Riyadh insists raid 'legitimate'

Yemenis dig graves for children killed in an air strike on a bus

In a statement on Monday, Lt. Cmdr.

"Military action was targeted by one of the most prominent arms trainers, including a sniper trainer, and this military action was carried out in accordance with worldwide humanitarian law and its customary rules", he was quoted as saying by the official SPA news agency.

The mass funeral was held in the Houthi stronghold of Saada city with images broadcast by the rebels' Al-Masirah television. The report also said that the U.S. had approved the sale of MK-82 to Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, France, and Iraq in 2016.

"The future of the South will not be discussed in these consultations, but will be part of the Yemeni dialogue in the transitional period", Griffiths said, adding that the United Nations supported a united Yemen. "He pressed the Saudis to devote the resources and oversight required to do a thorough and complete investigation and release the results to the public".

This is just the latest horrific attack on civilians by the Saudi-led coalition, which has received explicit military and political backing from the United States. Indeed, since this past June, the US military has been providing the Saudi-led coalition "intelligence to fine-tune their [the coalition's] list of airstrike targets" in Yemen - meaning that the USA military was either, at worst, involved in choosing the strike location, or at the very least aware of the coalition's intention to target the school bus.

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Still, Rebarich told ABC News last Thursday that "U.S".

"U.S. military support to our partners mitigates noncombatant casualties, by improving coalition processes and procedures, especially regarding compliance with the law of armed conflict and best practices for reducing the risk of civilian casualties".

He said the consultations would lead to direct negotiations.

Over 10,000 MK-series bombs have been sold to the coalition since the war began, despite an global outcry over the coalition's near-constant targeting of civilians and critical infrastructure. "We will help to prevent, you know, the killing of innocent people".

The Saudi-led coalition, which is fighting the Houthis on behalf of the recognised Yemeni government, at first said a jet had targeted missile launchers used... The International Committee of the Red Cross reported the same toll on Friday, citing authorities in Saada. They also received 48 injured people, including 30 children, the ICRC said.

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