Houthi militia confirms campfire

On Wednesday the Iran-backed Houthi militants confirmed that 44 migrants have been killed in a fire at a detention camp last week in Sanaa after two projectiles were fired into the center.

“The victims are 44 migrants and the wounded are 193, most of whom have gone to the hospital, and there is an investigation into the reasons for the incident,” Houthi official Hussein Al-Azi was quoted by al-Masirah television as saying.

The statement is the first by a Houthi official on the incident.

On Tuesday, Human Rights Watch released a report on the campfire that killed scores of mostly Ethiopian immigrants.