April 23, 2018 / 6:04 PM / in a month

U.N. secretary general condemns deadly air strikes in Yemen

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres strongly condemned on Monday air strikes on a wedding party in Yemen that killed at least 50 civilians, his spokesman said. 

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres reacts during a news conference at Rosenbad in Stockholm, Sweden April 23, 2018. TT News Agency/Henrik Montgomerry/via REUTERS

Air strikes by a Saudi-led military coalition killed at least 20 people attending a wedding in a village in northwestern Yemen late on Sunday, residents and medical sources said.

“The Secretary-General reminds all parties of their obligations under international humanitarian law concerning the protection of civilians and civilian infrastructure during armed conflicts. He calls for a prompt, effective and transparent investigation,” U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said in a statement. 

Reporting by Michelle Nichols; Editing by Doina Chiacu and James Dalgleish

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