Yemen: 100 dead or injured in Saudi attack in north

Three children among victims

21 January, 16:42

    (ANSAmed) - BEIRUT, 21 GEN - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), citing medical sources, said at least 100 people have died or been injured in Saudi airstrikes in northern Yemen against the stronghold of pro-Iranian Houthi insurgents.

    Three children were among the victims, according to pan-Arab media citing the international humanitarian organization Save The Children.

    Sources said the three minors were playing on a soccer field near the port of Hudaydah, on the Red Sea, when a missile struck the area controlled by pro-Iranian Houthi insurgents.

    According to local and foreign medical sources in the northern area of ;;Saada, which was hit by bombings attributed to Saudi Arabia, the airstrikes destroyed several civilian residential buildings and razed the city's main prison to the ground.

    Hospitals in the area continue to receive hundreds of injuries, many of them very serious, medical sources said.

    Houthi broadcaster Al Masira released images that are not independently verifiable, in which lifeless bodies are shown under the rubble of a building while rescuers continue their search for survivors.

    The broadcast's subtitles spoke of a "Saada massacre" attributed to "Saudi terrorism". (ANSAmed).

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