Yemeni medics: 135 bodies found after Saudi-led airstrike

CAIRO (AP) — Yemeni medics say the final death toll from Saudi-led coalition airstrikes last week on a detention center operated by the Houthi rebels has reached 135 people.

The attack, which wounded 40 others, was one of the deadliest in more than four years of war in Yemen.

Bashir al-Dawrani, a spokesman for the Yemeni Red Crescent, told The Associated Press on Wednesday that efforts to pull bodies from the rubble had ended earlier this week.

The targeted buildings were part of a local community college before the Iran-backed Houthi rebels converted it to a detention center, one of dozens in areas they control.

The Saudi-led coalition, which has fought the Houthis since 2015, faces international criticism for airstrikes that have hit schools, hospitals and wedding parties, killing thousands of civilians.

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