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The damaged hospital in which the Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) medical charity operated is seen on October 13, 2015 following an air strike in the northern city of Kunduz. (AFP Photo)
The damaged hospital in which the Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) medical charity operated is seen on October 13, 2015 following an air strike in the northern city of Kunduz. (AFP Photo)
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According to an Associated Press report, on October 3rd 2015, the American Army Green Berets deliberately requested a deadly air strike on a hospital run by Doctors Without Borders in war-torn Afghanistan. 

Two witnesses say they have seen a document indicating that. Before the American AC-130 gunship attack, a senior officer in the Green Beret unit had discussed the hospital with the country director of the medical charity, presumably in Kabul. It is claimed the Americans thought it was being operated by the Taliban.

Tim Shenk, a spokesman for the humanitarian group Doctors Without Borders says that, shortly before the attack, “an official in Washington” asked them "whether our hospital had a large group of Taliban fighters in it," and "We replied that this was not the case. We also stated that we were very clear with both sides to the conflict about the need to respect medical structures."

One day after US military commander General John Campbell in Afghanistan acknowledged the bombing, US President Barack Obama apologized for the deadly attack that killed 30 people. The merciless strike, which lasted for more than an hour, led to the closure of the MSF-run trauma clinic, depriving tens of thousands of Afghans of vital healthcare.

Within four weeks of this hospital bombing by the US, its ally, Saudi Arabia, also bombed a functioning hospital; this time in Yemen, drawing global condemnation