Three hospitals in Syria hit by deadly air strikes

    Three hospitals in Syria hit by deadly air strikes

    Feb 15, Damascus: Three hospitals have been hit in new air strikes in northern Syria, medics and witnesses say, causing a number of deaths and injuries, local news reports said. Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) supported hospital in north-west Syria has been destroyed in an air strike on Monday.

    At least 10 people reportedly died, including several in one hospital building, in Azaz on the Turkish border.

    The MSF said that eight members of staff were missing after the attack in Maarat al-Numan, but it did not identify who was responsible.

    According to the reports, one monitoring group reported that at least nine people were killed and that Russian aircraft had targeted the town. The strike comes days after Russia and other world powers agreed to a limited cessation of hostilities in Syria.

    More than 250,000 people have died in almost five years of war in Syria.

    Eleven million others have fled their homes as forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad and those opposed to his rule battle each other, as well as jihadist militants from so-called Islamic State (IS), media reports said.

    The Oslo Times


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