Internet Returns to Yemen After Four-Day Outage Following Air Raid

Internet services have returned to Yemen on Tuesday after a four-day outage caused by Saudi-led coalition air raids.

Web monitor NetBlocks said the internet was “being restored” in the country, and several social media users and correspondents in the capital Sanaa and port city Hodeidah reported they were back online shortly after midnight.

“Connectivity collapsed after a series of deadly airstrikes. The incident severely limited independent media and human rights monitoring efforts,” NetBlocks said.

The attack by the Saudi-led coalition that targeted a telecoms facility in Hodeidah late on Thursday killed three children and is believed to have knocked out the internet nationwide.

The attacks followed a deadly drone-and-missile assault by Yemen’s Iran-backed rebels on the UAE capital Abu Dhabi.

The UAE is part of the coalition fighting on the side of Yemen’s internationally recognized government.

Meanwhile, the air raid coincided with an attack on a prison in rebel-held Saada, which left at least 70 people dead and wounded more than 100, although the Saudi-led coalition denied bombing the prison.

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