Scotland Yard has reportedly launched a “scoping exercise” into Saudi war crimes in Yemen, and could launch a wholesale investigation into the matter, a report says.
The British daily The Guardian cited a Scotland Yard spokesman as saying that the Metropolitan police service (MPS) had received a referral of war crimes, made against Saudi Arabia committed in Yemen.”
“Following receipt of the referral, the MPS war crimes team began a scoping exercise and contacted those making the allegations,” the official added.
The exercise is being carried out to see if there should be a proper probe into the allegations, the paper said.
Saudi Arabia has been waging the war for more than two years now in support of Yemen’s former Riyadh-allied government. The campaign has killed about 12,000 Yemeni civilians.