Air Strike On Yemen Prison Leaves At Least 70 Dead
Saada, Yemen, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 22nd Jan, 2022 ) :At least 70 people were killed in an air strike on a prison as Yemen's long-running conflict suffered a dramatic escalation Friday that drew condemnation from UN chief Antonio Guterres.
Further south in the port city of Hodeida, at least three children died when air strikes 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.
Eight aid agencies operating in Yemen said in a joint statement they were "horrified by the news that more than 70 people, including migrants, women and children, have been killed... in a blatant disregard for civilian lives".
They said the prison in Saada was used as a holding centre for migrants, who made up many of the casualties.