Saudi Arabia: Military Aid:Written question - 24769

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Asked by Hilary Benn
(Leeds Central)
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Asked on: 28 January 2016
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Saudi Arabia: Military Aid
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 19 January 2016 to Question 22031, whether he has received any reports from UK personnel working with the Saudi military of (a) negligent and (b) inadvertent potential breaks of international humanitarian law.
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Answered by: Mr Philip Hammond
Answered on: 15 February 2016
Holding answer received on 02 February 2016
The UK is not a member of the Saudi-led Coalition. British personnel are not involved in carrying out strikes, directing or conducting operations in Yemen or selecting targets. They are also not involved in the Saudi targeting decision-making process. British liaison officers have provided information as part of the Ministry of Defence (MoD) monitoring of incidents of alleged International Humanitarian Law (IHL) violations. Looking at the information available to us, we have assessed that there has not been a breach of IHL by the coalition, but continue to monitor the situation closely, seeking further information where appropriate.

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