ICRC: Over 100 casualties in Saudi attack on Yemeni detention center


Al- Thawra Net

More than 100 people are believed to have been killed in tge airstrike by the Saudi-led military coalition on a detention centre in Yemen, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said Sunday.

The ICRC rushed to the scene in the city of Dhamar with medical teams and hundreds of body bags.

“The location that was hit has been visited by ICRC before,” Rauchenstein told AFP from Dhamar. “It’s a former college building that has been used as a detention facility for a while.”

“What is most disturbing is that (the attack was) on a prison. To hit such a building is shocking and saddening – prisoners are protected by international law.”

Rauchenstein said that over 100 people were estimated to be dead, and that at least 40 survivors were being treated for their injuries in hospitals in the city, south of the capital Sana’a.

ICRC teams collecting bodies were “working relentlessly to find survivors under the rubble”, he said, but cautioned that the chances of finding any were very slim.