September 1, 2019 / 1:57 PM / 17 days ago

Red Cross says more than 100 killed in attack on Yemen prison

DUBAI (Reuters) - A Saudi-led coalition air strike on a prison in southwest Yemen killed at least 100 people, an official from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Sunday.

Franz Rauchenstein, head of the ICRC delegation in Yemen, told Reuters by telephone after visiting the site that bodies were still being pulled from the rubble at the prison in Dhamar.

The coalition, which has been battling the Iran-aligned Houthi movement in Yemen for more than four years, said it hit a Houthi site storing drones and missiles.

Houthi officials and residents said the air strike targeted a complex used as a detention center in the city.

Reporting by Dahlia Nehme in Dubai; Writing by Ghaida Ghantous; Editing by David Goodman

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