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    Doctors Without Borders, or MSF, repeatedly shared the coordinates of a hospital in Yemen with all parties in the conflict in in that country prior to the medical facility being hit by a Saudi-led coalition airstrike on Monday, the organization said on its official Twitter account.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Earlier in the day, an airstrike carried out by the Saudi-led coalition partially destroyed an MSF-supported hospital in Hajjah, Yemen. The blast killed nine people, including an MSF staff member, and two more patients died while being transported to Al Jamhouri hospital, according to the MSF.

    ​The hospital had a 14-bed emergency room, a maternity ward and a surgery unit, it noted.

    ​Yemen has been gripped in a conflict between the government and the Houthi rebel movement since 2014.

    The Saudi-led coalition of mostly Persian Gulf countries has been carrying out airstrikes against the Houthis at the request of President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi since March 2015.

    The United Nations has recorded well over 3,200 civilian deaths in the conflict, 60 percent of which it has attributed to the Saudi-led coalition airstrikes.

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