RIYADH, 9th October, 2016 (WAM) — The Command of the Saudi-led Arab Coalition has expressed its deepest sympathies and condolences to the families of the civilian casualties that fell victim to hostilities in Sanaa on Saturday.

The Saudi Press Agency, SPA, reported that the command, in a statement, said that the incident was part of atrocities carried out since coup forces took over power in Yemen in 2014.

The command confirmed that its troops have clear instructions not to target populated areas, and to do their utmost to avoid jeopardising the safety of civilians.

The statement added that the coalition will immediately investigate the case with the Joint Incidents Assessment Team in Yemen along with US experts who have been involved in previous investigations.

It also said that the coalition is willing to provide the investigation teams with any data and information related to its military operations on that day, including the incident’s location and surrounding areas.

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