January 28, 2023

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Prison attack: Airstrikes kill more than 70 in Yemen

Status: 01/21/2022 10:58 pm

An airstrike on a prison in Yemen has killed at least 70 people and injured dozens more. Conflict has intensified again in the past few days in the country south of the Arabian Peninsula.

More than 70 people have been killed in a Saudi-led coalition airstrike on a prison in northern Yemen that has been hit by civil war, according to aid groups. More than 100 were reported injured. Boundless physicians reported hundreds of injuries, citing hospital staff. Exact details of the dead and injured are not yet available.

Look for more victims in the rubble

Bashir Omar, a spokesman for the International Committee of the Red Cross in Yemen, said rescue workers were still searching for more victims in the wreckage in the province of Sada. The missing are numerous. The victims are civilians, including refugees.

Omar simply said that some of the injured had been transferred to other facilities by the Red Cross. “Since I asked my colleagues in Saada, there are still many bodies at the scene of the airstrikes and many more are missing,” said Ahmed Mahath, head of the organization in Yemen, who also spoke of a horrific act of violence.

Airstrikes were also carried out in other areas at night. According to local media, there was widespread failure on the Internet.

The Houthi satellite broadcaster Al-Massirah said people were killed and wounded in the airstrikes on the TeleYemen building. Video footage shows people searching for a body beneath the rubble. Shots could be heard. Auxiliary personnel rescued the survivors.

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“Precise air strikes” on the port of Hodeidah

The Saudi-led coalition said it had carried out targeted airstrikes aimed at destroying militant property in the Hodeidah port area. She did not admit to meeting Teleman. The coalition called Hodeidah a haven for Iranian hijackers and pirates. The coalition has not commented on the attack in Saada.

The conflict over the poorest country in the south of the Arabian Peninsula has intensified again in recent days. With an accusation A few days ago, at least three people were killed in a drone strike by Houthis in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is part of the Saudi Alliance. Then this week the coalition carried out bombing of the Yemeni rebels. At least a dozen people were killed.

More than 370,000 killed in Yemen conflict

Saada, near the border with Saudi Arabia, is controlled by Houthi rebels who control much of Yemen. In 2014, they captured the capital, Sanaa. Sunni Saudi Arabia sees the rebels as an ally of its Shiite enemy Iran and is fighting them. The Houthis are also attacking the neighboring kingdom with rockets. The Saudi-led coalition continued to bomb targets in Yemen, killing many civilians.

More than 370,000 people have already been killed in the conflict in Yemen and millions have had to flee. The United Nations classifies war and its aftermath as the worst humanitarian crisis in the world.

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