Internet blackout across Yemen after coalition strike on telecom tower
Al Mayadeen's correspondent in Yemen reports an internet blackout in all of Yemen after the coalition targeted the telecom tower in Al-Hudaydah last night.
Al Mayadeen's correspondent reported that Yemen is suffering from a nationwide internet blackout since the Saudi-led coalition targeted the telecommunications tower in Al-Hudaydah last night.
NetBlocks, which monitors internet networks, showed the blackout began at around 1 am.
⚠️ Confirmed: #Yemen is in the midst of a nation-scale Internet blackout following airstrike on telecom building in #Hudaydah; real-time network data show collapse of connectivity on leading provider; incident ongoing 📉 pic.twitter.com/ZM77WdUpwm— NetBlocks (@netblocks) January 21, 2022
Cloudflare, based in San Francisco, has also shown that Yemen is experiencing a blackout.
Yemen's Al Masirah TV said the airstrike on the telecom building led to civilian casualties and showed footage of people digging through the rubble looking for victims.
The Saudi-led coalition said it launched "precision airstrikes around Al-Hudaydah port," and some news websites reported that the maritime FALCON cable, which is owned by telecom company TeleYemen, supplies Yemen with internet through Al-Hudaydah port.