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Airstrike Destroys Doctors Without Borders Clinic In Yemen

A Doctors Without Borders hospital in northern Yemen was hit in an overnight airstrike, destroying the hospital and forcing everyone to evacuate.

By Bell Johnson | October 27, 2015

A Doctors Without Borders clinic in northern Yemen was hit overnight by a Saudi-led airstrike, forcing staff and patients to evacuate.

The hospital was hit several times over a two-hour period, but staff members and patients were able to escape between the strikes. One person was "slightly injured" during the evacuation. (Video via Doctors Without Borders)

According to a statement, Doctors Without Borders has supported the clinic since May with about 3,400 patients treated, including an average of 200 war-wounded patients each month. (Video via Doctors Without Borders

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The hospital gave the coalition the clinic's coordinates earlier this year and has reconfirmed their location every month since.

Hassan Boucenine, head of the group's mission in Yemen, said the attacks are now becoming routine, "Yemen is in an all-out war in which the population caught on the wrong side is considered a legitimate target." (Video via Al Jazeera)

This attack follows an American airstrike that killed at least 23 people in a Doctors Without Borders clinic in Afghanistan. (Video via Doctors Without Borders

The group has demanded an independent investigation into the Afghanistan bombing, in addition to three U.S.-sanctioned ones already taking place, which the Obama administration has said will be enough. 

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