MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Earlier in the day, the organization announced that the MSF medical facility had been hit in the city of Haijah, prompting the United Nations to condemn the attack.
UPDATE #Yemen #Hajjah 11 people dead & at least 19 injured after airstrike hits Abs hospital https://t.co/U2gQHSJ4ex pic.twitter.com/1aZCtpnXuV— MSF International (@MSF) August 15, 2016
According to the aid group, the airstrike immediately killed nine civilians, including one MSF staff member, as well partially destroyed the hospital’s building.
MSF noted that the hospital’s coordinates had been repeatedly shared with all parties to the Yemen conflict, including the Saudi-led coalition.
Since 2014, Yemen has been gripped by the conflict between the Sunni government and the Shia Houthi rebel movement backed by some factions within the Yemeni army.
A Saudi-led coalition of mostly Persian Gulf countries has been carrying out airstrikes against the Houthis at the Yemeni government's request.