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Saudi-Led Coalition's Airstrike on Yemeni Hospital Kills at Least 11 – MSF

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An airstrike carried out by a Saudi-led coalition which hit a hospital in north-western Yemen has claimed the lives of at least 11 people and injured at least 19, the Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders, or MSF) aid group said.

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.

According to the aid group, the airstrike immediately killed nine civilians, including one MSF staff member, as well partially destroyed the hospital’s building.

Medical experts, including members of Doctors Without Borders (MSF), stand on deck a boat commissioned by MSF to deliver surgical and other medical kit across the Gulf of Aden to Yemen on April 14, 2015 - Sputnik International
MSF-Supported Hospital Hit by Airstrike in Yemen

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.

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