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Yemen: more than 200 feared dead or injured after airstrike on prison
Hospitals overwhelmed in Saada after attack levels buildings in Houthi northern heartland
Video image shows destruction at a prison Saada in northern Yemen after it was hit in an airstrike.

Video image shows destruction at a prison Saada in northern Yemen after it was hit in an airstrike. Photograph: Ansarullah Media Centre/AFP/Getty Images

AFP in Saada
Fri 21 Jan 2022 10.40 EST



More than 200 people are feared dead or wounded after an airstrike on a prison in Yemen, and at least three children were killed in a separate bombardment, in a dramatic escatlation ofthe country’s long-running conflict.
Houthi rebels released gruesome video footage on Friday showing bodies in the rubble and mangled corpses from the prison attack, which levelled buildings at the jail in their northern heartland of Saada.

Farther south in the port town of Hodeida, the children died when airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition hit a telecommunications facility as they played nearby, Save the Children said.
“The children were reportedly playing on a nearby football field when missiles struck,” Save the Children said. There was also a country-wide internet blackout.
The attacks come five days after the Houthis took the seven-year war into a new phase by claiming a drone-and-missile attack on Abu Dhabi that killed three people.
The United Arab Emirates, part of the Saudi-led coalition fighting the rebels, threatened reprisals.
Aid workers said hospitals were overwhelmed in Saada after the prison attack, with one receiving 200 wounded, according to Doctors Without Borders.

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Basheer Omar, a spokesperson for the International Committee for the Red Cross in Yemen, told AFP: “There are more than 100 killed and injured … the numbers are going up.” Other sources said 60 had been killed.
Ahmed Mahat, Doctors Without Borders’ head of mission in Yemen, said: “There are many bodies still at the scene of the airstrike, many missing people. It is impossible to know how many people have been killed. It seems to have been a horrific act of violence.”
The United Nations security council is due to meet on Friday in an emergency session on the Houthi attacks against the UAE, at the request of the Gulf state, which has occupied one of the non-permanent seats on the council since 1 January.
The UAE is part of the Saudi-led coalition that has been fighting the rebels since 2015, in an intractable conflict that has displaced millions of Yemenis and left them on the brink of famine.
The coalition claimed the attack in Hodeida, a lifeline port for the shattered country, but did not say it had carried out any strikes on Saada.
Saudi Arabia’s state news agency said the coalition carried out “precision airstrikes … to destroy the capabilities of the Houthi militia in Hodeida”.
Yemen’s civil war began in 2014 when the Houthi descended from their base in Saada to overrun the capital, Sana’a, prompting Saudi-led forces to intervene to prop up the government the following year.
Tensions have soared in recent weeks after the UAE-backed Giants Brigade drove the rebels out of Shabwa province, undermining their months-long campaign to take the key city of Marib farther north.
Yemen’s civil war has been a catastrophe for millions of its citizens who have fled their homes, with many close to famine in what the UN calls the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.
The UN has estimated the war killed 377,000 people by the end of 2021, both directly and indirectly through hunger and disease.
 
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Feeling sad for Yemenis.
Hope one day they will fight back to Arabs for the sake of their own country and people.
They will have to accept that Houthis are there not to protect them but just a proxy of some other country to fullfil the interests of that country.

They should orient a state military with a strong democratic powerhouse which actually care for Yemenis not for foreign interests.


People of Yemen,Iraq,Syria, Palestine should realize that terrorist organizations are just in their countries to fullfil interest of other countries and they should work to create state militaries.
 

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Kudos to Saudi and their supporters ... God bless kingdom and custodian of the Two Holy Mosques ... these non-human scarifies would for sure strength the kingdom power in ...... .
 

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People of Yemen,Iraq,Syria, Palestine should realize that terrorist organizations are just in their countries to fullfil interest of other countries and they should work to create state militaries.

Take Palestine out this equation, we have state militaries who serving are our people and just cause in Palestine. We aren't part of Iranian agenda in region.
 

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Feeling sad for Yemenis.
Hope one day they will fight back to Arabs for the sake of their own country and people.
They will have to accept that Houthis are there not to protect them but just a proxy of some other country to fullfil the interests of that country.

They should orient a state military with a strong democratic powerhouse which actually care for Yemenis not for foreign interests.


People of Yemen,Iraq,Syria, Palestine should realize that terrorist organizations are just in their countries to fullfil interest of other countries and they should work to create state militaries.
there is one problem with your post , well actually there is two
1-its not Iran that bomb Yemeni people
2-Yemen Army is in fact part of Ansar-Allah
 
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1-its not Iran that bomb Yemeni people
Where i said iran bombs Yemenis? in fact ,Iran sponsers Houthis ,and when Saudis attack on Houthis ,its common people of Yemen who suffer.
So ground reality is both Iran and Saudis are destroying people of Yemen.

Yemen Army is in fact part of Ansar-Allah
So good luck to Yemenis with this.
If this is true,then it is only Yemenis who will suffer due to their failed policy to deal with Saudi's.
 

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So good luck to Yemenis with this.
If this is true,then it is only Yemenis who will suffer due to their failed policy to deal with Saudi's.
What happened in Yemen is like it
consider Imran-khan refuse to step down after its term end and twice refuse to hold election
then consider the people of tribal area of Pakistan get united and come to capital and remove him from power ,and meanwhile Army announce they are with people and they won't oppose them
then Imran khan resign and Pakistan parliament accept his resignation without a single opposition then he escape to India and ask them to help him come back to power in with the promise that he will do whatever they want even give them part of Pakistan land and India jump in and began to bomb Pakistan army and Civilian..
now what you expect people of Pakistan and Pakistan army do
 

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Saudi coalition is failed against Houthis, they are only killing civilians.

Sending ground troops would be suicidal for the Saudis. The Houthis are great guerilla fighters. It would be a nightmare for the "ground troops".

It's what they've learned from their new bestie (Israel). Collective punishment for their failure to win militarily against a resisting force.
It's not surprising that Israelis are playing a huge part in executing it.
 

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#Coalition: The media reports circulating about the coalition targeting a detention center in #Saada governorate are untrue..

The Joint Forces Command of the Coalition will brief the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in #Yemen and the International Committee of the Red Cross on the facts and details, as well as the disinformation practiced by the terrorist Houthi militia..

 

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#Coalition: The media reports circulating about the coalition targeting a detention center in #Saada governorate are untrue..

The Joint Forces Command of the Coalition will brief the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in #Yemen and the International Committee of the Red Cross on the facts and details, as well as the disinformation practiced by the terrorist Houthi militia..

Looking forward to seeing the Saudi explanation. Maybe it was Qatar or Iran who bombed the detention centre, who knows? After all, Saudi doesn't have a record of atrocities in Yemen, why would they start now.
 

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Looking forward to seeing the Saudi explanation. Maybe it was Qatar or Iran who bombed the detention centre, who knows? After all, Saudi doesn't have a record of atrocities in Yemen, why would they start now.
Look at the acting at minute 1:20


More proof coming soon..

Houthis have a history of bombing Yemenis who don't like them and killing prisoners.. all documented by the UN agencies.. these were their prisoners..
 
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