Saudis Strike Houthi Camp; Houthis Say Prison Hit

Prison held more than 3,000

On Thursday, Saudi forces launched airstrikes against a Houthi camp in Sanaa. The details of what was hit are a matter of serious contention.

The Saudis officially say that they hit a bunch of weapons storage and drone sites, all legitimate targets. The Houthis say they strikes also hit a hospital and a prison, which are quite a bit less legitimate.

According to the Houthis, the prison in question hosts some 3,000 coalition fighters captured during the war. It’s not clear how many were injured or killed in the process.

No reports on casualties have been released by either side, and the only word of damage was several civilian homes in the area that took some damage, and the children’s hospital.

Author: Jason Ditz

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