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Saudi Arabia Admits to October Airstrike on MSF Hospital

February 02, 2016

A Saudi military spokesman has acknowledged Saudi Arabia bombed a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Yemen in October. Saudi Arabia had previously denied the October 27 airstrike, which injured one person and completely destroyed the small hospital in Saada province, leaving an estimated 200,000 people without access to a medical facility. The U.S.-backed, Saudi-led coalition has been accused of carrying out multiple attacks on health facilities in Yemen in recent months. In January, an airstrike destroyed another hospital supported by Doctors Without Borders, killing at least six patients and staff. Doctors Without Borders Executive Director Jason Cone has accused Saudi Arabia of waging the ongoing war in Yemen with "utter disregard for international humanitarian law."

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