Yemen airstrikes hit ambulance, driver and dozens other killed

  • AP, Sanaa, Yemen
  • Updated: Jan 23, 2016 01:12 IST
A Yemeni girl holds a banner in front of the UN building in Sanaa, Yemen, during a protest against the Saudi-led coalition on Thursday. (AP)

An ambulance for an MSF-supported hospital was hit in an airstrike in Yemen, the medical charity said on Friday, as rebels and security forces say dozens have been killed in one of the most intense 24 hours of airstrikes since the Saudi-led coalition began its military campaign.

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) says that the ambulance driver was killed in an airstrike on the northern town of Dahyan on Thursday. The media center of the Shiite Houthi rebels says that 26 people were killed during the bombing of Dahyan.

Officials say 22 were killed in strikes on the capital, Sanaa.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were authorized to speak to the press.

Since the beginning of the air campaign in March 2015, more than 5,800 people have been killed.

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