The spokesman of the Arab Coalition Col. Torki al-Malili said on Saturday that the previous day's attack on a military target FajjAttan area in Sana'a was on a militarily legitimate target but the collateral casualties damage were an involuntary accident.
In a statement published by the Saudi Press Agency "SPA", the spokesman said thatthe joint command of the coalition has completed all post-action procedures for operational tasks carried out, as well as a comprehensive review of selected military objectives (including planning and counter-check procedures), to assess their compatibility with international humanitarian law and customary rules of targeting (Military necessity, discrimination, proportionality, as well as the rules of engagement of coalition forces).
The planned military objective was a legitimate military objective of a Command and Control Center, which belongs to the Houthi armed militias, developed to take nearby residential areas and civilians as human shields, he added.
The investigations showed the presence of a technical mistake as the cause of the accidental as well as unintentional incident.
The statement that the coalition "regrets the collateral damage caused by this involuntary accident and offers its condolences to the families and relatives of the victims".