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Yemen: Military Intervention

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 10374, tabled on 13 September 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether officials in the operations directorate responsible for conducting searches for media reporting of violations of international humanitarian law by the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen search Arabic-language press and social media; and whether those reports are included in the Ministry of Defence Database.

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.