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Yemeni conjoined twins die without treatment abroad

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By ITN News Editor February 11, 2019 14:51

Yemeni conjoined twins die without treatment abroad

Conjoined twin boys born in Yemen who were in urgent need of treatment abroad were buried after not receiving the required care. The boys, who had separate heads but shared a torso, died, the health ministry in Houthi-controlled Yemen said overnight. Doctors treating two-week-old Abd al-Khaleq and Abd al-Rahim in the capital Sanaa had said the boys could not survive within Yemen’s war-ravaged health system and needed to be taken abroad. But the airport in Houthi-controlled Sanaa has been closed to civilian flights since 2015 because the Saudi-led coalition has control over Yemeni airspace. Only U.N. planes can land there currently and re-opening the airport is a key aim of U.N.-led peace talks which began with negotiations in Stockholm in December.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor February 11, 2019 14:51

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