August 2016: Saudi-Led Coalition Airstrike Hits Hospital in Yemen
Updated August 5, 2020 | Infoplease Staff
Here's a slideshow depicting the major world news events of August 2016.
1. Thailand's Referendum Equals New Constitution 2. Quetta, Pakistan Is Terror Target 3. Update on Boko Haram 4. Saudi Coalition Airstrike Hits Hospital in Yemen 5. Russia Deploys Airstrikes from Iran into Syria 6. UN Admits Responsibility in Haitian Cholera Epidemic 7. Suicide Bomber at Turkish Wedding 8. Thousands Killed in Philippine Drug War 9. Turkey Enters Syrian War 10. Columbian Government Makes Peace with FARC Rebels 11. Attack on American University in Afghanistan 12. Top ISIS Leader Killed 13. Brazil's Senate Votes to Impeach Rousseff
- Saudi-Led Coalition Airstrike Hits Hospital in Yemen
- On August 15, 2016, a bomb hits a hospital in the Abs district of northwest Yemen killing 11 and injuring 19. The airstrike was led by a Saudi coalition and is the fourth attack on a Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) building in 12 months. Last week similar airstrikes occurred in Yemen, hitting both a school and a food factory. An MSF worker placed in Yemen stated, "Once again, today we witness the tragic consequences of the bombing of a hospital. Once again, a fully functional hospital full of patients and MSF national and international staff members, was bombed in a war that has shown no respect for medical facilities or patients."
- Photo source: AP Photo/Hani Mohammed