Dozens of people have been killed when a Saudi-UAE-led military coalition battling the Houthi rebel movement bombed a prison in western Yemen, according to the rebels.

Yusuf al-Hadri, a spokesman for Houthis’ ministry of health, said at least 60 people were killed in Sunday’s air raids which hit a complex used as a detention centre north of Dhamar city

Fifty people were wounded, he told the rebel-run al-Masirah TV, adding that 185 prisoners of war were being held overall at the Dhamar Community College.

Earlier, Houthi spokesman Mohammed Abdulsalam had said in a Twitter post that the toll was 50 people killed and more than 100 wounded.

In a statement carried on Saudi state television, the coalition said it had launched air raids on Houthi military targets in Dhamar and

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