Saudi-led strikes on Yemen detention center killed 60


SANA: (Iblagh Desk)- Saudi-led coalition airstrikes on security buildings in Yemen’s west, including a detention center, killed 60 people, an official said Sunday.
“Sixty people in total were killed and dozens were wounded,” said a health official from the coastal province of Hodeidah where the two raids took place on Saturday.
Most of the victims were detainees who were being held in two cells at the detention center, said the source who requested anonymity, AFP reported. More than 100 inmates were being held in both cells, he added.
A military source close to the Houthis said Saturday there were more than 40 inmates at the facility.
Earlier, the same health official had put at 38 the number of inmates and Houthi fighters killed in the air raids on the buildings in Zaidia, north of Hodeidah.
Elsewhere on Saturday, strikes on residential buildings killed 17 people and wounded seven in the battleground town of Salo, southeast of Yemen’s third city Taiz.
The pro-Houthi website said four raids had completely destroyed three residential buildings.
Saudi Arabia and a number of its Arab allies have been launching airstrikes in Yemen since March 2015. The war was launched in an unsuccessful attempt to reinstate Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, who has resigned as Yemen’s president and fled to Saudi Arabia. The UN puts the death toll from the military aggression at over 10,000, mostly civilians.
The United Nations has been struggling to convince the warring parties to implement a cease-fire and revive a stalled political process.

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