Saudi airstrike continue as dozens killed in Yemen prison

Published October 30th, 2016 - 12:00 GMT
A general view on September 22, 2016 shows the buildings destroyed during Saudi airstrikes in the Yemeni port city of Hudaydah the previous day. (AFP/File)
A general view on September 22, 2016 shows the buildings destroyed during Saudi airstrikes in the Yemeni port city of Hudaydah the previous day. (AFP/File)

Dozens of people were reportedly killed on Saturday in an airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition on a prison compound in western Yemen.

The pro-Houthi Al-Masira television said four airstrikes targeted the prison compound in the al-Zaydiya security headquarters in Hudaydah province.

According to the broadcaster, at least 43 people were killed and scores injured in the attack.

There was no comment from the Saudi-led coalition on the strike.

Hudaydah is ruled by Houthi rebels, who have been battling government forces since they overran the capital Sanaa and other provinces since 2014.

More than 100 people were killed in a coalition airstrike on a funeral gathering in Sanaa earlier this month, which the Saudi-led coalition blamed on “false information”.

More than 6,900 people have been killed and another 3 million forced to leave their homes since the Yemeni conflict erupted two years ago.

The conflict escalated in March when a Saudi-led air campaign sought to reverse the Houthi gains.


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