Taiz- Doctors Without Borders, known by the French acronym MSF, announced that one of its members was killed in the shelling of a busy civilian market located east of the Yemeni city of Taiz.
“Sadly, one of our colleagues who works as a watchman at the MSF trauma center in Taiz was killed whilst he was off duty when a blast hit a local market in the neighborhood,” said a MSF statement.
“Fighting has been intensive in Taiz during recent days, and hospitals on both sides of the frontline have received a continuous influx of war-wounded civilians and fighters,” MSF said.
The international body reiterated its call on all sides of the conflict respecting humanitarian law and norms by protecting civilians and medical facilities.
At least 20 civilians were killed, and dozens injured, sources said. Military sources said that the Iran-backed insurgents continue to carry out anti-humanitarian violations, and are most likely responsible for the attack.
The Houthi-spurred guerrilla war continues to encounter coup-staged transgressions, such as unwarranted and gruesome massacres, looting of civilian homes, and inhumane violence.