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Arab coalition says UN report on Yemen was fed misleading material

The spokesman for the Arab Coalition Forces, Col. Turki al-Malki. (Supplied)

The Arab coalition fighting against Houthis in Yemen, issued a statement on Friday claiming that a UN report on children and armed conflict was fed misleading material from “non-independent sources.”

While expressing its satisfaction and appreciation for the UN Secretary-General’s praises, the coalition said it completely rejects the false information expressed in the report.

The coalition voiced its reservations over the content of the report and ureged the UN to rectify it.

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UN report credibility

The coalition noted that this does not only affect itsimage, but also jeopardizes the UN report's credibility.

It also rejected the methods by which the UN was provided with misleading and inaccurate information. The coalition claimed such an act was aimed at diverting attention from the crimes of Houthi militias and fighters allied to ousted Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh.

The coalition also stressed its commitment to abide by international standards and laws for civilian safety and protection. It said it is also committed to take utmost caution and care to avoid harming civilians.

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Last Update: Saturday, 7 October 2017 KSA 08:34 - GMT 05:34
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