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Saudi-led coalition to review UN report on human rights violations in Yemen
update:August 29,2018
RIYADH, Aug. 29, 2018 -- The Saudi Arabia-led coalition said Tuesday it has referred the UN Human Rights Council's report accusing it of human rights abuses in Yemen to its legal teams for review.
The announcement came a day after the coalition released a statement accusing some UN officials of being biased on the Yemen crisis.
The coalition said it will publish the conclusions and take appropriate actions once the review is completed.
The civil war in Yemen has been ongoing for three and a half years without any sign of slowing down, leading to one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world.
Saudi Arabia has been leading a military coalition to intervene in the Yemeni conflict since March 2015, in a bid to restore the internationally-recognized government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi forced into exile.
The coalition has been launching continuous airstrikes against the targets of the Iran-backed Houthi rebels who have seized the capital Sanaa and most of northern Yemeni provinces.
The war in Yemen has left more than 10,000 people killed, mostly civilians, and also displaced 3 million others.
In a recent report to the UN Human Rights Council, investigators said that the governments of Yemen, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, part of the coalition, may have been responsible for human rights violations in the war. They also pointed to the possible crimes committed by the Houthi rebels in fighting the Saudi-led coalition.
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