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At least 100 killed, 50 injured in Saudi-led air-strikes in Yemen

At least 100 killed and 50 injured in airstrikes launched by the Saudi-led coalition in a detention centre in Yemen.

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Airstrikes launched by the Saudi-led coalition on a detention center held by the Houthi rebels in Yemen's Dhamar province, have killed at least 100 people and injured scores, the International Committee of the Red Cross said.

The attack has been termed as the deadliest till now by the Saudi-led coalition, which has faced massive international criticism for airstrikes that have not only killed civilians but also hit non-military targets.

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Yemen officials said the airstrikes had targeted the university in Dhamar that is one of dozens of detention centers run by the Houthis in areas under their control.

However, the Saudi-led coalition said it had hit a Houthi military structure used to store drones and missiles in Dhamar, “in accordance with international humanitarian law.” It said “all precautionary measures were taken to protect civilians.”

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The civil war in Yemen has claimed tens of thousands of lives, pushed millions to the brink of famine and spawned the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.

The war erupted in September 2014, when the Houthis swept into the capital. The Saudi-led coalition intervened half a year later to back the internationally-recognized government of President Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi.

(With inputs from AP)

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