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U.N. Condemns Airstrike Destroying MSF Hospital In Yemen; Saudi-Led Coalition Denies Responsibility

Agence France-Presse: U.N. chief slams Saudi-led strikes on MSF Yemen hospital
“U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday denounced strikes that he said were conducted by Saudi-led warplanes on a hospital in Yemen operated by international charity Doctors Without Borders…” (10/27).

New York Times: Doctors Without Borders Says Yemen Hospital Is Destroyed
“A hospital in northern Yemen run by Doctors Without Borders was destroyed by warplanes belonging to a military coalition led by Saudi Arabia, even though the coalition had been given the coordinates of the hospital, the relief organization said Tuesday…” (Fahim et al., 10/27).

Reuters: Yemeni MSF hospital bombed, Saudi-led coalition denies responsibility
“…[T]he Saudi-led coalition denied that its planes had hit the hospital. … ‘It could be a mistake, but the fact of the matter is it’s a war crime. There’s no reason to target a hospital. We provided (the coalition) with all of our GPS coordinates about two weeks ago.’ [MSF country director Hassan Boucenine] said at least two staff members had been hurt by flying debris…” (Browning et al., 10/27).

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