U.S.-backed Saudi coalition bombs Doctors Without Borders hospital weeks after U.S. destroyed Afghan hospital

(This article is published in Salon.)

Weddings, Oxfam aid warehouses, residential neighborhoods — now hospitals can be added to the list of civilian areas bombed in the Saudi-led, U.S.-backed war in Yemen.

A hospital run by international aid group Doctors Without Borders (referred to internationally in French as Medecins Sans Frontières, MSF) in Yemen was bombed on Monday. MSF says it recognized the planes that bombed it as those belonging to the Saudi-led coalition. The coalition denied attacking the hospital, but the U.N. verified that Saudi airstrikes were responsible.

Hassan Boucenine, MSF head of mission in Yemen, remarked “This attack is another illustration of a complete disregard for civilians in Yemen, where bombings have become a daily routine.”

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