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Yemen hospital hit by air strike

Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 01:11

A Saudi-led coalition air strike on a Medecins Sans Frontieres-run hospital in northern Yemen has killed at least seven people and wounded 13, residents and officials say. Natasha Howitt reports.

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This is the aftermath of an air strike on a hospital facility run by medical aid group MSF in northern Yemen. Residents and officials say at least seven people have been killed and 13 wounded. They blame the attack on Saudi-led coalition forces. A witness said war planes flying overhead stopped the wounded from being evacuated for fear of further bombings. (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) LOCAL RESIDENT SAYING: "What did they find at the hospital other than the sick and the wounded and the injured? There is nothing here except patients and medical staff, Medicins Sans Frontieres doctors and Yemeni doctors." The attack comes a day after 10 children were killed in another air strike on a school in a neighbouring province. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned that attack, calling for an investigation. Dozens of air strikes have hit civilians since a coalition of Arab states, led by Saudi Arabia, began military operations last year. They want to restore power to President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi and roll back gains made by the Iran-backed Houthis.

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Yemen hospital hit by air strike

Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 01:11