Sauds bomb another hospital in Yemen
The hospital in the Abs district of the northwestern Hajjah province was hit at 3.45pm local time (12:45 GMT), the Paris-based NGO said in a Twitter post, adding that the number of casualties is still unknown.
“Yes, we confirm the news. A hospital that is run by MSF was hit by a couple of airstrikes today at 3.45pm local time. Right now we don’t have more information. Medical staff are attending the wounded,” MSF spokesperson Malak Shaher told RT.
According to Yemeni officials cited by AP, at least 20 people have been killed and injured in the strike that hit the hospital.
Reuters reports, citing sources, that at least seven people have been killed and 13 more have been injured.
The death toll has reached 15, with more than 25 people injured, DPA news agency reports, citing a local medical source.
MSF later confirmed the deaths of 11 people, adding that the number of people injured in the incident had reached 19. The organization also said that nine people were killed immediately in the strike and the other two died later.
The Saudi-led coalition launched its air campaign in Yemen in March of 2015 at request of Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi’s government, which was engaged in a civil war against a Shia Houthi movement that had driven it from the capital. The rebels recognize Abdullah Saleh, who was ousted earlier, as Yemen’s legitimate president.
The coalition has been repeatedly accused of hitting civilian targets. According to a recent UN report, Saudi-led coalition airstrikes were responsible for over 60 percent of 785 child casualties in Yemen in 2015.
The deadliest attack occurred in September of 2015, when 131 people were killed in an airstrike on a wedding in the village of Al-Wahijah. Locals blamed the assault on Saudi Arabia, though Riyadh strongly denied the claim.
In another attack that took place in April of 2015, Saudi airstrikes killed 119 people in a crowded marketplace in the village of Mastaba.
The conflict in Yemen has left 4,300 people dead since March of 2015, half of whom were civilians, according to the UN.
they are trying to claim it wasnt a hospital..different sets of rules for different wars..
“The coalition has been repeatedly accused of hitting civilian targets. According to a recent UN report, Saudi-led coalition airstrikes were responsible for over 60 percent of 785 child casualties in Yemen in 2015.”