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    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

    MSF-Supported Hospital Hit by Airstrike in Yemen

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    Hospital, supported by a Medecins Sans Frontieres in Yemen, was hit by an airstrike, according to official statement.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – A Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders, or MSF) — supported hospital in Yemen was hit by an airstrike on Monday, the organization said on its Twitter account.

    "MSF-supported Abs hospital in Hajjah gov. #Yemen was hit today- medical teams assisting wounded, # of casualties still unknown," the statement read.

    ​According to MSF, the attack took place at 3:45 p.m. local time (12:45 GMT).

    "#Yemen We are assessing the situation to secure the safety of patients and staff. More information to follow soon," MSF said.

    ​According to the media reports, the attack has left at least seven civilians dead and dozens injured.

    Yemen has been engulfed in a military conflict between the government and the Houthi opposition movement, who are supported by army units loyal to former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, since March 2015. The Arab coalition, led by Saudi Arabia, has been providing government troops with air support since March 2015.

    The coalition has been accused by the United Nations and humanitarian organizations of indiscriminately bombing civilians and killing hundreds of children.

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