Yemen: UN condemns airstrike on temporary detention centre that killed at least 82 people

Yemen: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres condemns an airstrike by Saudi-led coalition which hit Houthi-held Saada province. Read more here:

1/23/2022 11:23:00 AM

Yemen: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres condemns an airstrike by Saudi-led coalition which hit Houthi-held Saada province. Read more here:

On Friday, an airstrike at a temporary detention centre killed at least 82 people. The Houthi government has blamed the Saudi-led coalition for the attack but an official in the coalition has refuted the allegation.

Meanwhile, the Houthi government's health minister, Taha al Motawakel, described the airstrikes as a"war crime"."The coalition (Saudi-led coalition) is targeting civilians, they attacked the detention centre in Saada province that hosts civilian inmates known by the Red Cross and were visited by them, they were directly targeted by Saudi-led coalition aircrafts. Until this moment rescuers are still searching for victims," he said.

Image:Damage after an airstrike hit the temporary detention centre in Saada"We are looking at a very big crime and there is an American green light to kill civilians, that's what we can see through targeting the detention centre in Saada province and the continuous killing of civilians without chasing the convicts or the war criminals.

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Yemen Meanwhile, the Houthi government's health minister, Taha al Motawakel, described the airstrikes as a"war crime". "The coalition (Saudi-led coalition) is targeting civilians, they attacked the detention centre in Saada province that hosts civilian inmates known by the Red Cross and were visited by them, they were directly targeted by Saudi-led coalition aircrafts. Until this moment rescuers are still searching for victims," he said. Image: Damage after an airstrike hit the temporary detention centre in Saada "We are looking at a very big crime and there is an American green light to kill civilians, that's what we can see through targeting the detention centre in Saada province and the continuous killing of civilians without chasing the convicts or the war criminals. "We consider this a war crime against humanity. The world should take its responsibility at this critical moment in human history, we are witnessing many victims." Saudi officials deny conducting offensive But the Saudi-led coalition said reports of it targeting the detention centre were untrue, the Saudi official news agency SPA reported on Saturday. A coalition spokesman said the target in Saada was not on no-targeting lists agreed upon with the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, was not reported by the International Committee of the Red Cross and did not meet the standards specified by the Third Geneva Convention for Prisoners of War. Read more: