Saada prison airstrike

2022 Airstrike in Yemen

On 21 January 2022, an airstrike hit a prison in Saada, Yemen. It killed at least 100 people and injured more than 200 others.[3][4][5]

Saada prison airstrike
Part of the Saudi Arabian-led intervention in Yemen and the Yemeni Civil War
LocationSaada, Yemen
Date21 January 2022 (2022-01-21)
Attack type
Perpetrators Saudi Arabia
 United Arab Emirates

Fighter jets from the Saudi military coalition bombed a makeshift prison in Saada province, killing at least 87 prisoners. Those injured in the attack are still being rescued.[6]


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  2. "Yemen: Saudi-led airstrike on rebel-run prison kills at least 60 and wounds 200". 21 January 2022.
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  4. "Scores killed in Yemen prison air strike carnage". BBC News. 21 January 2022.
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  6. Yee, Vivian (21 January 2022). "Saudi-Led Airstrikes Kill Scores at a Prison in Yemen". The New York Times.