Saudi-led coalition keen on implementing rules of engagement in Yemen

Saudi-led coalition keen on implementing rules of engagement in Yemen
Turki Al-Maliki
Updated 05 November 2017

Saudi-led coalition keen on implementing rules of engagement in Yemen

Saudi-led coalition keen on implementing rules of engagement in Yemen

RIYADH: The spokesman of the Coalition for the Support of Legitimacy in Yemen, Col. Turki Al-Maliki, stressed the keenness of the Joint Forces Command to implement the rules of engagement in Yemen in line with international law.
In a statement released on Wednesday, the coalition spokesman said the most important of these rules of engagement is the assumption that everyone is a civilian until proven otherwise.
Al-Maliki said the joint command has followed with interest what has been circulated by some media outlets, alleging that coalition forces targeted a food market in Sohar, Saada.
He said that the coalition leadership was proceeding with the post-action review for all its executed operations, especially the place and time of the incident.
Al-Maliki also said the coalition forces were legally and morally committed to the protection of civilians and civilian properties. They are also bound to take precautionary and preventive measures to ensure that they avoid adverse effects of the conflict, he said.
Ongoing coalition operations, Al-Maliki said, are in accordance with the highest standards and modern targeting mechanisms, and that they are also bound to obey and follow legitimate military objectives to achieve their operational goals.