A man stands on rubble of a funeral house that was hit in airstrike in Arhab district, about 40 km north of Sanaa, capital of Yemen, on Feb. 16, 2017. The Saudi-led coalition fighting Yemeni dominant Houthi rebels killed at least 11 women in an airstrike on a funeral house north of the capital Sanaa on Wednesday, a medic and security official said. (Xinhua/Mohammed Mohammed)
RIYADH, Feb. 16 (Xinhua) -- Saudi-led coalition launched on Thursday an investigation into airstrike claims in Yemen that killed civilians, Saudi Press Agency reported.
In a statement, the coalition highlighted that investigation will be into claims by Houthi rebels that Yemeni civilians were killed in an air raid overnight near the capital Sanaa.
It stated that Yemeni armed forces and rebels have clashed in this area in recent days, and findings will be released after the end of the investigation.
The coalition declared last year responsibility of deadly hotel bombing in Yemen, citing miscommunication as the reason.
It promised revision of airstrike procedures and compensation of victims.
The coalition has been engaged in a war against Houthis in Yemen since 2015.