Airstrikes knock out hospital in Syria's north: Report

2017-04-22 18:34
Syrian rescue teams work in the debris of a building to recover bodies. (Felipe Dana, AP)

Syrian rescue teams work in the debris of a building to recover bodies. (Felipe Dana, AP)

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Beirut - An opposition war monitor and media platform say airstrikes have knocked out a medical centre in Syria's rebel-held northern province.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says Saturday's airstrikes seriously damaged the medical centre in the Abdin village in Idlib, putting it out of service. The Observatory says medical staff members were wounded in the attack, but had no further details. The activist-run Aleppo Today media group says the attack killed three of the medical staff and wounded others. The group also said the medical centre in Abdin was out of service.

International medical charities say Syrian government forces target hospitals, clinics and ambulances in opposition-held areas. According to Physicians for Human Rights, the government and allied Russian forces have killed 727 medical workers in the course of the conflict.

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