Yemen jailbreak: ‘More than 1,000’ prisoners escape

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In a major jailbreak in Yemen about 1,200 prisoners have escaped from a prison in central Yemen, officials say.

Its reported that there were clashes at the prison in the central town of Taiz ahead of the break-out.  Prison guards had deserted their posts following the clashes between Houthi rebels and their opponents.  As a result the prison inmates fled amid heavy clashes between warring militias.

It is the third major jailbreak in Yemen since a Saudi-led air campaign against the rebels began on 26 March.

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