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Saudi coalition forces attack prison in Yemen, UN calls for investigation

Saturday, January 22, 2022

 

The United Nations has called for an investigation into an airstrike on a Yemeni prison by Saudi coalition forces.

According to media reports, Saudi coalition forces carried out air strikes on a prison in northern Yemen yesterday, as a result of which 80 people have been confirmed dead.

According to media reports, Saudi-led coalition forces have stepped up attacks on Yemen's Houthis following suspected drone strikes on the United Arab Emirates and missile and drone strikes on Saudi cities.

According to media reports, Saudi coalition forces bombed a prison in the Yemeni city of Saada, killing at least 80 inmates and seriously injuring several others, leading to fears of an increase in casualties.

According to media reports, 138 injured people were brought to the hospital in Saada as a result of the attacks of the forces, while there are reports of the injured being taken to hospitals in other cities as well.

On the other hand, the UN Secretary General condemned the attack by Saudi coalition forces and demanded an investigation.

The Secretary-General said that in order to ensure justice, effective and transparent investigations must be carried out immediately.

A spokesman for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said the Saada prison, which was attacked, had a large number of refugees in it, killing more than 100 people and removing more bodies from the rubble.

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