Spokesman: Coalition accidentally bombed Yemen hospital

AP News
Posted: Dec 06, 2016 3:06 PM

CAIRO (AP) — An internal investigation committee says the Saudi-led military coalition accidentally bombed an MSF hospital in Yemen, which killed 19 people and forced the international group to pull out from northern Yemen.

Mansour al-Mansour, the committee spokesman, said Tuesday that an inquiry into the August bombing of the Doctors Without Borders' hospital in the northern city of Abs showed that the coalition has received intelligence that rebel leaders were gathering north of the hospital. After bombing the site of the meeting, a warplane tracked a car that headed southward near the hospital. He said that the hospital building had no clear markings.

The committee was formed by the Saudi-led coalition. Mansour in his report suggested the coalition should apologize and offer compensation.