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Saudi airstrikes on Yemen prison kill 60

A series of  Saudi-led   airstrikes on a prison in southwestern  Yemen have killed   at least 60 prisoners,  Houthi rebels said on Sunday.

Rebel spokesman Mohamed Abdul-Salam said on Twitter that 100 people were injured in the attack, which targeted a detention center in the city of Dhamar.

“The prison is known to the coalition and the Red Cross, which visited the site several times,” Abdul-Qadir al-Murtada, the head of a Houthi-run committee for prisoner affairs, said on Facebook.

While,  Saudi-led coalition said in a statement that the airstrikes targeted a site storing drones and missiles.

In 2015, a Houthi-run detention center in Dhamar was struck by a Saudi-led coalition airstrike, killing at least 25 prisoners.

At the time, the Saudi-backed Yemeni government accused Houthi rebels of using prisoners as human shields.

Yemen has remained wracked by violence since 2014, when the Iran-aligned Houthi group overran much of the country, including the capital Sanaa.

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