An air strike targeted at a temporary Yemeni detention center today has left more than 100 people either dead or wounded.
According to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) this occurred after a night of deadly bombings that underlined a dramatic escalation in violence.
The Saudi-led military coalition has intensified air strikes on what it says are Houthi military targets after the rebels conducted an unprecedented air assault on coalition member the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Monday, as well as further cross-border missile and drone launches at Saudi cities.
Rescue workers were still pulling bodies out of the rubble around midday following the dawn strike in northwestern Yemen, which is looking like the worst since the 8 October 2016 Saudi-led bombing of a Sanaa funeral.
Also according to reports from Doctors Without Borders, Saada’s hospital had received about 200 people wounded in the prison attack and “they are so overwhelmed that they cannot take any more patients”.