(CNN)The Saudi-led coalition fighting Houthi rebels in Yemen acknowledges “mistakes” were made in last month’s deadly airstrike on a school bus in northern Yemen, the Saudi Press Agency said Saturday.
The attack killed 51 people, including 40 children
, according to the Houthi-held Health Ministry. The coalition cited “mistakes in compliance to the rules of engagement.”
The children had been on a field trip to a graveyard for rebels, one of the few green spaces left in Yemen’s Saada governorate.