UN calls for accountability after Yemen funeral attack

Yemeni mourners attend the funeral of Abdel Qader Hilal (portrait), the mayor of the capital Sanaa, on October 10, 2016The United Nations on Monday called for swift action to bring to justice the perpetrators of air strikes on a funeral ceremony in the Yemeni capital that killed more than 140 people. “We must do everything possible to ensure the authors of these heinous attacks face justice,” UN envoy Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed said in Paris after talks with French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault. The attack was among the deadliest in Yemen since the Riyadh-led alliance launched its aerial campaign against Iran-backed Huthi rebels last year.

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