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Yemeni officials: Saudi-led airstrikes kill dozens in prison

AP  |  Sanaa 

Yemeni officials say airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition hit a detention centre in the southwestern Dhamar province, killing at least 52 people.

The officials say the airstrikes took place Sunday and targeted a university in the city of Dhamar, which the Houthi rebels use as a detention centre.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorised to brief the media.

The Houthi-run Health Ministry said many of the wounded, over 50, and dead were captured government fighters.

The Saudi-led coalition says it was targeting storage for drones and missiles.

The Saudi-led coalition has been battling the rebels on behalf of an internationally recognised government since 2015 in a war that has killed tens of thousands of people.

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First Published: Sun, September 01 2019. 14:15 IST