Syrian planes bomb building near hospital

2012-11-22 11:01
A rescue worker uses a flashlight to inspect the debris at Dar Al Shifa Hospital in Aleppo, northern Syria, after an airstrike. (Francisco Leong, AFP)

A rescue worker uses a flashlight to inspect the debris at Dar Al Shifa Hospital in Aleppo, northern Syria, after an airstrike. (Francisco Leong, AFP)

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Beirut — Syrian activists say warplanes have flattened a building next to a hospital in the northern city of Aleppo, killing at least 13 people.

Rami Abdul-Rahman from the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says a doctor and two children were among those killed in the bombing on Wednesday night that struck near the city's Dar al-Shifa hospital.

The hospital was once a private clinic and now operates as a rebel field hospital that also treats civilians.

Abdul-Rahman says at least 10 fighters were killed, a doctor who worked at the hospital and two children who were on the street.

Another activist group, the Local Co-ordination Committees, confirmed the bombing and said 40 people died in airstrikes in Aleppo on Wednesday. It did not say how many died in the hospital strike.

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