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Saudi-led Coalition Denies Responsibility For Recent Massacre In Yemen’s Saada

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Saudi-led Coalition Denies Responsibility For Recent Massacre In Yemen’s Saada

A bomb laden F-15S taking off for a mission in Yemen.

The Saudi-led coalition has official denied responsibility for the airstrikes that destroyed a prison in the northern Yemeni province of Saada on January 21, killing at least 82 people and wounding more than 260 others.

In a statement released on January 22, Brig. Gen. Turki Al-Malki, a spokesman for the coalition, said that the targeted prison was not on UN-coordinated “No Strike List” without dismissing the fact that the airstrikes were carried out by coalition fighter jets. The spokesman also accused the Houthis (Ansar Allah) of spreading fake news.

“The target in question has not been placed on the No Strike List (NSL) in accordance with the agreed upon mechanism with the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Yemen, has not been reported by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), and does not adhere to the rules of the International Humanitarian Law concerning detention centers stated in Article (23) of Geneva Convention (III) relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War, which establishes distinctive symbols and preventative measures for such locations,” the statement reads.

Brig. Gen. Turki Al-Malki didn’t comment on the January 20 airstrikes on the Communications Directorate building in the western Yemeni city of al-Hudaydah. The aerial attack claimed the lives of six people, including three children, and wounded 18 others.

The coalition’s deadly airstrikes on Saada and al-Hudaydah were condemned by the UN and a number of international humanitarian organizations. UN chief António Guterres said in a statement on January 21 that the “escalation needs to stop”.

From their side, the Houthis vowed to respond to the Saudi-led coalition’s airstrikes. The group’s spokesman, Brig. Gen. Yahya Sari, even called on foreign companies investing in the United Arab Emirates to “leave”.


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So any house/building or person that’s not on the “UN-coordinated “No Strike List” ” is eligible to be bombed? Saudis, Israelis, Turks, Americans, British… the most brutal of murderers.

Tommy Lee

They’ve got a point, though. I’m guessing that they go by sight since they probably don’t have much of an intel network set up on the ground, and a prison looks just like any other fortification. If the Houthis did, indeed, not indicate what it was, then it was an easy mistake to make.


No they don’t. Saudi airplanes drop bombs from high above and drop bombs to per-entered coordination. I don’t know if you are aware but it’s been some times since the target choosing used to be done over maps or aerial pictures and comparing them with the ground below. It was not a new prison and in addition, target acquisition is done by Americans and the British.

Beside that, what about houses, markets, hospitals, schools, mosques, etc.? Sure they do not resemble anything like a fortification. I didn’t even mention how much a prison looks different in aerial pictures than a fort or a military base because of what I explained above. Any first year student of remote sensing tells the difference easily.

The UN representatives of Red Crescent/cross knew about the prison and visited it regularly. This show is just the usual lies from the Terror Coalition. Unlike any other time, this time they faced a backlash from international institutions and this is their attempt at damage control. Did you miss the part where they accused the victim of wrong-doing?


The Saudis have learned very well how to deny and lie like their whores in Washington, DC.


It must be some other Saudis then…



See no different…because both are the same shit.

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