Middle East

UN chief deplores coalition airstrike on UN compound in Yemen

Yemeni fighters of the southern separatist movement, loyal to exiled President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi, ride on the back of a vehicle in Aden's suburbs, on June 24, 2015. AFP PHOTO/SALEH AL-OBEIDI

UNITED NATIONS: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon deplored Monday an Arab coalition airstrike in Yemen that seriously damaged a U.N. Development Programme office and injured a guard, calling for a full investigation into the incident.

Ban's spokesman Farhan Haq said the airstrike happened in the southern city of Aden Sunday.

"The Secretary-General strongly believes that this incident only underscores the imperative that all the parties to the conflict must end the fighting and return to the negotiation table as the only possible way to achieve a durable peace in Yemen," Haq told reporters.





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