Yemen: Saudi Arabian-led coalition air strikes on hospital kill at least six people

The hospital is run by aid group Doctors Without Borders who confirmed the attack

Monday 15 August 2016 18:48
The attacks hit a hospital
The attacks hit a hospital

At least six people have been killed after Saudi-led coalition air strikes hit a hospital in Yemen.

The attack was launched on part of the Abs district in the rebel-held province of Hajja in North West Yemen.

The hospital is run by aid group Doctors Without Borders (MSF), who confirmed the air strike had taken place on their Twitter page.

A witness at the scene of the attack said medics could not evacuate the wounded because warplanes continued to fly over the area, according to The Guardian.

Ayman Mazkour, the head of the health sector in the Hajja region, said six people are confirmed to have died and 20 have been wounded, according to AFP.

The strikes come less than 48 hours after MSF claimed the Saudi-led coalition killed 10 children after attacking a school in rebel-held Saada.

The Arab coalition began its campaign of air strikes against Iran-backed Huthi rebels and their allies in March of 2015.

The aim is to fight off rebels and restore Yemen's president, Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi, to power.

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