Airstrikes Hit Aleppo Hospital, 20 Killed

At least 20 people have been killed, including doctors and children, after airstrikes struck a hospital in the Syrian city of Aleppo.

Airstrikes have hit an MSF-supported hospital in a rebel-held area of Aleppo, killing 20 people, including three children and the last paediatrician in the Syrian city, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has said.

Two more doctors were also among those killed, the UK-based monitor said on Thursday. In a statement released via social media, the Civil Defence rescue service in Aleppo put the death toll at 30.

The medical charity Médecins Sans Frontières confirmed the attack on the hospital.

Separately, the Syrian state news agency Sana said rebel shelling had killed at least four civilians in government-held areas of the city.

Aleppo is Syria’s largest city and pre-war commercial centre. It has been bitterly contested since 2012. The Observatory said in the past six days 84 civilians in Aleppo had been killed in government airstrikes and 49 civilians were killed in rebel shelling of government-held areas.

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