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    US-Made Bomb Used in August Attack on MSF Hospital in Yemen - Watchdog

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    A bomb manufactured by the United States was used in an August airstrike on a hospital supported by the Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders, or MSF) aid group, a prominent international watchdog said on Monday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Amnesty International said that independent weapons experts specified that a "US-made precision-guided Paveway-series aerial bomb" was used in the attack.

    "States – including the USA and UK – must immediately stop supplying weapons that could be used in the Yemen conflict, Amnesty International said, as it confirmed that a US-made bomb was used in the air strike on a Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) hospital on 15 August which killed 11 people and injured 19 others," Amnesty International said in a statement on its website.

    Yemen has been engulfed in a military conflict between the government headed by Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi and Houthi rebels, the country’s main opposition force. 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 have been carrying out airstrikes against the Houthis at Hadi's request despite a ceasefire being agreed in April. The coalition has been accused by the United Nations and humanitarian organizations of indiscriminately bombing civilian targets and killing hundreds of children. Human rights groups have also repeatedly urged international community to stop selling arms to Riyadh as such weapons could be used against civilians in Yemen.

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    Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), Amnesty International, United States, Saudi Arabia, Yemen
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