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A statement issued by the Joint Incidents Assessment Team (JIAT) regarding the a claim that Coalition Forces bombed fishermen's boat in (Sira) village of (Zinjibar) district in (Abyan) governorate, on (12/08/2015)

With regard to the sixth report issued by the National Commission for Investigation of Allegations of Human Rights Violations during the period (01/08/2018) to (31/01/2019), that at (5:00) am on (12/08/2015) a fighter plane launched two rockets on a fishing boat near the village of (Sira) in (Al-Sheikh Salem) area of (Zinjibar) district in (Abyan) governorate at a specific location, resulting in the destruction of the boat and the death of three people on board.

JIAT vetted the incident, and reviewed all documents, including procedures and Rules Of Engagement, Daily Mission Schedule, After Mission Report, video recordings, satellite images, open sources, provisions and principles of International Humanitarian Law and its customary rules, and assessment of evidences.

JIAT found that on (12/08/2015) Coalition Forces did not carry out any aerial missions in the claimed area, and that the closest mission Coalition Forces conducted was (90) km away from the claimed site.

After studying the daily mission schedule for the previous and after day of the claim, JIAT found the following:

1. On (11/08/2015), the day before the date of the claim, Coalition Forces did not carry out any air missions in the clamed area, and that the closest aerial mission conducted was (90) km away from the claimed site.

2. On (13/08/2015), the day after the date of the claim, Coalition Forces did not carry out any air missions in the claimed area, and that the closest aerial mission conducted was (91) km away from the claimed site.

In light of that, JIAT found that Coalition Forces did not target a (fishermen's boat) on (12/08/2015) in (Sira) village near the village of (Al-Sheikh Salem) of (Zinjibar) district in (Abyan) governorate as stated in the claim.

Source: Saudi Press Agency

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