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Yemen: Military Intervention

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 10373, tabled on 13 September 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many officials in the operations directorate conduct searches for media reporting of violations of international humanitarian law by the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen; and how many of those staff have a working knowledge of Arabic.

Answered on

11 October 2017

Officials in the Ministry of Defence's Operations Directorate work with a network of staff in wider Defence teams, other government departments, and staff in our Embassies to identify reports of potential international humanitarian law violations from a broad range of English and Arabic language press and social media sources. This network includes staff with Arabic language skills.