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Amnesty: US bomb used in Saudi-led strike on Yemen hospital

Tuesday, Sep 20, 2016,13:02 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Sanaa | Amnesty International says it has evidence that a Saudi-led coalition battling Yemeni rebels dropped a US-made bomb on a hospital, and is calling for a halt to arms sales to the coalition.

The airstrike in question hit a hospital run by Doctors Without Borders, known by its French acronym MSF, in northern Yemen last month, killing 19 people.

Amnesty says in a report released today that a picture analyzed by a munitions expert reveals that a US-made precision-guided Paveway-series bomb was dropped on the site.

The attack the fourth on the MSF’s facilities prompted it to withdraw from northern Yemen due to what it described as “indiscriminate bombings and unreliable assurances” from the US-backed coalition.