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Dozens killed in airstrike on Yemen


A man inspects the rubble of a building damaged in Saudi-led airstrikes in Sanaa, Yemen, on Tuesday. Associated Press/Photo by Hani Mohammed

Dozens killed in airstrike on Yemen

Saudi-led airstrikes on Friday targeted multiple places controlled by Yemen’s Houthi rebels, including a prison and the port city of Hodeida. Doctors Without Borders estimated the number of wounded at about 200. A Houthi health minister said at least 70 detainees in the prison died. Rescuers were combing through rubble, and the internet was still down as of Friday afternoon. Earlier this week, Iran-backed Houthis carried out a drone and missile attack that struck inside the capital of the United Arab Emirates, which backs the Yemeni government.

How much damage is there? A separate airstrike Friday morning hit TeleYemen in Hodeida, the state-owned monopoly that controls internet access in the country. Save the Children reported the attack killed at least three children playing in a nearby soccer field. The Norwegian Refugee Council said the internet disruption will hinder aid delivery. 

Dig deeper: Read Onize Ohikere’s report in World Tour on Yemen’s deepening crisis.


Mary Muncy

Mary Muncy is a graduate of World Journalism Institute and a WORLD Digital intern.

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