UPDATE: the al-Masirah TV said that one of the Saudi-led coalition airstrikes hit a prison hosting at least 171 captives. The fate of the captives is still unclear. Early reports suggest a high number of casualties.
Early on September 1, warplanes of the Saudi-led coalition carried out a series of airstrikes on Houthi positions in the central Yemeni province of Dhamar.
In an official statement, the Saudi-led coalition said that the airstrikes target drones depots and anti-aircraft missiles of the Yemeni group without providing any further information.
“The operation is in line with the international humanitarian law and its customary rules … All precautions were taken to protect the civilians,” the statement, which was released by al-Arabiya, reads.
The pro-Houthis al-Masirah TV confirmed that Saudi-led coalition warplanes conducted at least seven airstrikes on the Community Collage in the northern part of Dhamar’s city center.
In the last two months, the Houthis intensified their attacks on key Saudi facilities and military sites. The Yemeni group used precision-guided missiles, suicide drones and even cruise missiles in its attacks.