Yemen loses internet after Saudi air strikes

Yemen has lost its internet connection across the country after airstrikes led by Saudi Arabia target the city of Hodeida, knocking the war-torn nation offline.

The outage began around 1 a.m. local time on Friday and affected TeleYemen, the state monopoly that controls internet access in the country, the activist group NetBlocks said.

The country was “in the midst of a nationwide internet blackout following an airstrike on (a) telecommunications building,” the group NetBlocks said, without immediately giving further details.

Saudi Arabia bombing leaves dead

The San Diego-based Center for Applied Internet Data Analysis and San Francisco-based Internet firm CloudFlare also noted a nationwide outage that affected the Yemeni country starting around the same time.

The Houthis’ Al Masirah satellite news channel said the attack on the telecommunications building had left dead and wounded.

Likewise, the insurgents, supported by Iran, published chaotic images of citizens and emergency service workers digging through the rubble in search of bodies while shots were heard. The workers helped the bloodied survivors.

Attack on Hodeidah port knocks out Yemen’s internet

The bombardment left several affected areas

The Saudi-led coalition fighting the Houthi rebels has acknowledged carrying out “precise airstrikes to destroy the militia’s capabilities” around the port of Hodeidah.

He did not immediately acknowledge hitting a telecommunications target as NetBlocks described, instead calling Hodeida a center for piracy and smuggling of iranian weapons to support the Houthis, the truth is that intentionally or not, the bombing left the entire country of Yemen without internet.

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