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Saudi Arabia regrets funeral attack that killed 142 mourners

Yemen

<p>Saudi Arabia has said it ‘regrets’ an air strike on a funeral in Yemen that killed 142 mourners.</p> <p>However, the kingdom stopped short of admitting it carried out the attack.</p> <p>Saturday’s carnage, one of the deadliest since the Saudi-led coalition began military operations in March 2015, brought a terse response from the United States and the UN.</p> <p>“Saturday’s funeral bombing was a heartless attack on civilians and an outrageous violation of international humanitarian law.Initial reports from the site indicate that this too was a coalition attack,“UN secretary general Ban Ki Moon.</p> <p>Excuses ring hollow given the pattern of violence throughout the conflict. Parties cannot hide behind the fog of this war.”</p> <p>Initial reports from the site indicate that this was too a coalition attack. Excuses ring hollow given the pattern of violence throughout the conflict. Parties cannot hide behind the fog of this war.</p> <p>The Houthi rebel group backed by Iran, which the Saudi’s are trying to remove, retaliated by firing a missile at the Taif military air base some 40 km from the holy city of Mecca.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Israel?src=hash">#Israel</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/EURONEWS?src=hash">#EURONEWS</a> broadcast by <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/EMET_NEWS_PRESS?src=hash">#EMET_NEWS_PRESS</a>: Saudi Arabia regrets funeral attack but stops short of admitti… <a href="https://t.co/t9GAUr91VV">https://t.co/t9GAUr91VV</a></p>— Richard Krauss (@emet_news_press) <a href="https://twitter.com/emet_news_press/status/785601130550165504">October 10, 2016</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

Saturday's funeral bombing was a heartless attack on civilians and an outrageous violation of international humanitarian law.

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