Dozens of prisoners have on Thursday escaped from a prison run by UAE-backed mercenary commander Tariq Saleh in Taiz province, southwest Yemen.
This was reported by Yemen News Portal , based on testimony of local sources.
According to the sources, prisoners in the al-Wazi’iyah Security Department managed to escape after busting the prison cell window and climbing over the fence of the building where they were being held.
Among the escaped prisoners are people accused of murder, one of the sources said.
The same sources accused the security service members of colluding with the escaped prisoners.
The escape comes merely three days after Tariq Saleh’s forces took over the protection of the prison and appointed one of its officers as the new security director.