Saudi-Led coalition denies Yemen Prison Air Strike which Killed 70.

Written by on January 22, 2022

The Saudi-led coalition on Saturday denied carrying out an air strike on a prison in Yemen’s rebel-held north that aid groups said killed at least 70 people, including migrants, women and children.

The alliance said that claims by the military coalition ordered the raid, which reduced buildings to rubble and left rescuers scrabbling for survivors with their bare hands, were groundless.

The attack, which coincided with a coalition strike on Hodeida that killed three children and knocked out the impoverished country’s internet, was condemned by the United Nations secretary-general.

Coalition spokesperson Turki al-Malki, referring to the Iran-backed Huthi insurgents said these claims adopted by the militia are baseless and unfounded.

The latest violence in Yemen’s intractable, seven-year war came after the Huthis claimed their first deadly attack on Abu Dhabi, capital of coalition partner the United Arab Emirates, on Monday.

Seun Fakorede

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