Saudi allies in Yemen cut cooperation with UN mission

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Saudi Arabia and its allies in Yemen have strongly criticized a UN human rights mission as its mandate has been renewed over what they called a biased report on “war crimes” in the country.

Riyadh said on Friday any extension should be a matter for former government whose side already announced Thursday that it was ending cooperation with the UN investigation.

The kingdom again took strong issue with an August 28 report, by the panel, which said that Saudi airstrikes had caused "most of the documented civilian casualties" and voiced "serious concerns about the targeting process."

The Saudi Information Ministry criticized the "inaccuracy of the information in the report, which was derived from non-governmental organizations and the testimonies of some persons whose circumstances are unknown."