Yemen: Several killed in Saudi airstrike on prison
21 January 2022 | 8:30 pm
Houthi rebels in Yemen have blamed the Saudi-led coalition for an airstrike that hit a detention center. The strike comes days after three people were killed in a drone attack on the UAE claimed by the rebels.
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