THREE DAYS After John Kerry Announces Cease-Fire… Russian-Backed Syrian Troops Bomb Hospitals Killing 23
On Friday Secretary of State John Kerry cheered a nationwide cease-fire agreement in Syria agreed to between the US, Russia, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, the Assad regime, rebel factions and others.
On Monday Russian-backed Syrian troops hit three hospitals in rebel-held Syrian towns killing at least 23 people.
Amateur video emerged showing the aftermath of airstrikes which hit two hospitals in northern Syria.
Sky News Australia reported:
At least 23 civilians were killed when missiles hit three hospitals and a school in rebel-held Syrian towns, residents say, as Russian-backed Syrian troops intensified their push toward the rebel stronghold of Aleppo.
Fourteen people were killed in the town of Azaz near the Turkish border on Monday when missiles slammed into a school sheltering families fleeing the offensive and the children’s hospital, two residents and a medic said.
Bombs also hit another refugee shelter south of the town and a convoy of trucks, another resident said.
‘We have been moving scores of screaming children from the hospital,’ said medic Juma Rahal. At least two children were killed and scores of people injured, he said.
Activists posted video online purporting to show the damaged hospital. Three crying babies lay in incubators in a ward littered with broken medical equipment. Reuters could not independently verify the video.
In a separate incident, missiles hit another hospital in the town of Marat Numan in Idlib province, in north western Syria, said the French president of the Doctors Without Borders/Mdecins Sans Frontires (MSF) charity, which was supporting the hospital.
The rebels said the hospital attacks were deliberate.
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