Human Rights Watch Says Yemen Fighting Has Damaged Hospital, Endangered Personnel in Lahj

Human Rights Watch says an unidentified militia fired on a hospital where rebel soldiers held a position in the southern Yemeni province of Lahj, causing damage and endangering medical personnel. The report released Saturday says Yemeni soldiers aligned with Shiite Houthi rebels deployed snipers last week and later positioned a tank next to the hospital's entrance. Joe Stork, HRW's deputy Middle East and North Africa director, said both sides "have unlawfully put a hospital in the middle of a battle."



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