Saudi-led coalition aircraft struck a military police camp in the Houthi-controlled Yemeni capital, Sanaa, killing no fewer than 39 people and wounding 90 more, including some prisoners.
An official in the camp said the coalition aircraft had launched seven raids on the camp, located in the eastern part of Sanaa, where some 180 prisoners were being held. The official said rescue teams had pulled out 35 bodies from the rubble, while the rest were not accounted for.
The Yemen crisis escalated since the Houthis crushed an uprising led by former Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh and killed him last week.
The United States and Britain have been providing political backing as well as weapons and logistical support for the Saudi-led coalition, which has been fighting since 2015 to restore Yemen’s internationally-recognised president, Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, to power