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    UN Condemns Saudi-Led Coalition's Airstrike on Yemeni Hospital

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    The United Nations condemns the attack on the medical facility, run by the Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders, or MSF) aid group, in Yemen, according to Farhan Haq, a deputy spokesman for the UN secretary-general.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The United Nations condemns airstrike of the Saudi-led coalition that hit a hospital in Yemen on Monday, Farhan Haq, a deputy spokesman for the UN secretary-general, said.

    The attack on the medical facility, run by the Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders, or MSF) aid group, has reportedly left at least seven civilians dead and dozens injured.

    "We have condemned all attacks on medical facilities by any side, and we would similarly condemn any attack that caused the sort of damage that we have heard reported in this attack on an MSF facility," Haq told reporters.

    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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