Air strike on Yemen prison leaves 70 dead Coalition denies targeting detention centre

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At least 70 people were killed in an air strike on a prison and at least three children died in a separate bombardment as Yemen’s long-running conflict suffered a dramatic escalation of violence on Friday.

The Huthi rebels released gruesome video footage showing bodies in the rubble and mangled corpses from the prison attack, which levelled buildings at the jail in their northern heartland of Saada, reports AFP.

Arab News adds: The Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen said media reports about it targeting a detention center in Saada are false. The coalition blamed the Iran-backed Houthi militia for spreading misinformation, saying it fits the group’s usual deceptive approach.

The Coalition’s Joint Forces Command will brief about the facts and details, Al Ekhbariya reported early on Saturday.

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