Yemenis stand on the roof of an hospital operated by the the Paris-based aid agency, Doctors Without Borders (MSF), on August 16, 2016 in Abs. / AFP / STRINGER
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The Saudi-led coalition expressed deep regret over a decision by Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) to evacuate staff from northern Yemen and said it was trying to set up "urgent meetings" with the medical aid group.MSF said Thursday it was evacuating its staff from six hospitals in northern Yemen after a Saudi-led coalition airstrike hit a health facility operated by the group killing 19 people. MSF is one of handful of international medical aid groups operating on the ground in Yemen where a 16-month civil war between a Gulf Arab coalition and an Iran-allied militia has killed more than 6,500 people and brought one of world's poorest countries close to famine.A coalition airstrike Tuesday hit a hospital operated by MSF in the northern Hajja province killing 19 people, including one of its staff members, and injuring 24, the group said.
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