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Aleppo Hospital Hit Again – Doctors Ready to Die

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Aleppo Hospital Hit Again – Doctors Ready to Die

Doctors in Aleppo are “ready to die”, a medical charity official has said after the largest hospital in the rebel-held area of the Syrian city was destroyed by multiple air strikes. The attack on the trauma centre comes amid a sustained assault by pro-Assad forces backed by Russian warplanes.

Air strikes across the eastern part of the city overnight killed 30 civilians, activists told al-Jazeera, and the attacks continued throughout the day.

 

The medical charity, Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), said there had been a “bloodbath” in the city.

 

The largest hospital in the Aleppo, codenamed M10, was hit by two devastating barrel bombs – improvised weapons that are cheap to make – rendering the area’s biggest medical facility completely out of use.

 

At least one rocket and two cluster bombs also hit the hospital, according to the Syrian American Medical Society.

 

Two patients in the hospital were reportedly killed and 13 more injured in the attack and a number of people were believed to be trapped.

 

It was not immediately clear who was responsible for the attacks, but hospital facilities have been plagued by bombing by forces loyal to the Syrian government in recent weeks.

Source: Largest hospital in rebel-held Aleppo hit by barrel bombs | The Independent

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