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Dead, wounded in air strike on Yemen prison


Map locating Sanaa, in Yemen.

An air strike has destroyed a prison in the Huthi rebel stronghold of Saada in northern Yemen, leaving many dead or wounded, the insurgents said Friday as the Red Cross confirmed an attack.

“There was a targeting of a detention centre in Saada and currently ICRC teams are inspecting the location to verify the numbers of dead and injured,” Basheer Omar, spokesperson for the International Committee of the Red Cross in Yemen, told AFP. The Saudi-led coalition did not claim the attack on Saada, the Huthis’ heartland.

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