Saudi Arabia: Military Aid

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 18th March 2019.

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Photo of Lloyd Russell-Moyle Lloyd Russell-Moyle Labour/Co-operative, Brighton, Kemptown

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 12 March 2019 to Question 228159 on Saudi Arabia: Military Aid, whether UK military personnel alerted the chain of command of any suspected violations of international humanitarian law by the Royal Saudi Airforce since the March 2015 intervention in the civil war in Yemen.

Photo of Mark Lancaster Mark Lancaster The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

The Ministry of Defence (MOD) monitors incidents of alleged international humanitarian law (IHL) violations arising from airstrikes reportedly conducted by the Saudi-led Coalition in Yemen using all available information, including from government sources, foreign governments, the media and international non-governmental organisations.

In cases where UK military personnel receive information that riases concerns in relation to suspected violations of IHL by the Royal Saudi Airforce, this is considered as part of the MOD monitoring process. Since March 2015, no UK military personnel in Saudi Arabia have reported witnessing suspected violations of international humanitarian law.

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