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Saudi-Led Coalition's Airstrike Kills Ten Children in Yemen

© REUTERS / Anees MahyoubA man walks on the rubble of a school destroyed by a Saudi-led air strike in the southwestern city of Taiz, Yemen July 27, 2016
A man walks on the rubble of a school destroyed by a Saudi-led air strike in the southwestern city of Taiz, Yemen July 27, 2016 - Sputnik International
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Ten children were killed and 28 were injured after Saudi-led coalition air forces bombed school in north-west Yemen, according to official statement of Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders, or MSF).

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Ten minors were killed and another 28 were injured in an airstrike on a school in north-west Yemen carried out by a Saudi-led coalition, Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders, or MSF) said Saturday.

"Final number of injured from Haydan school is 28 & 10 deaths," MSF wrote in its official Twitter account.

​All children affected by the airstrike on a town in the Saada province were between 8 and 15 years old, the organization added.

Yemeni children look on March 23, 2016 at buildings that were damaged by air strikes carried out by the Saudi-led coalition over the past year in the UNESCO-listed old city of the Yemeni capital Sanaa - Sputnik International
Conflict in Yemen Puts Lives of Six Children at Risk Every Day
Since 2014, Yemen has been engulfed in a military conflict between the government and the Houthi rebels. The Houthis are backed by army units loyal to former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh.

Since March 2015, the Saudi-led coalition of mostly Persian Gulf countries has been carrying out airstrikes against the Houthis at the Yemeni president’s request.

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