Regime Fire Kills 7 Civilians in Hospital in Syria’s Idleb

Regime artillery shelling has struck a hospital in northwestern Syria, killing seven civilians, according to Asharq Al-Awsat.

Seven civilians were killed and at least 14 medics were injured when artillery shelling from a Syrian army outpost hit a hospital in an opposition-held town in northwestern Syria on Sunday, medics and rescuers said.

They said a woman and a child were among those killed when several mortar rounds hit the hospital in the city of Atareb which was taken out of service.

Turkey’s defense ministry earlier said on Sunday that five people were killed and ten injured in an artillery attack by Damascus-backed forces on a hospital in northwestern Syria, where they have a military presence.

Videos received by Reuters from two witnesses showed a ward damaged and civil defense rescuers carrying blood-stained patients outside. Reuters could not verify their authenticity.

The attack came despite a Russian-Turkish ceasefire since March 2020 supposed to protect the wider extremist-held stronghold.

 

This article was edited by The Syrian Observer. The Syrian Observer has not verified the content of this story. Responsibility for the information and views set out in this article lies entirely with the author.

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