Missiles attack hospital in Syria, at least 18 killed

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Beirut
At least 18 people, including two medical workers, were killed in missile attacks on a hospital in the northern city of civil war-ravaged Syria. The city is occupied by Turkish-backed fighters. Human rights activists and aid groups gave this information. It was not immediately clear who was behind the attack, but the attacks were carried out from locations where government troops and Kurdish fighters are stationed. The governor’s office blamed a “Syrian Kurdish” group for the attack. Britain’s human rights organization ‘Syrian Observatory for Human Rights’ put the number of people killed in the attack at 18. 23 other people were injured in this attack. The Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS), which assists health centers in opposition-held locations, said two missiles were fired at al-Shifa Hospital in Afrin city, completely destroying the polyclinic department, emergency medicine and delivery room. Have become. The group has demanded an inquiry into the incident of the attack on the hospital. Turkey’s Hatay province has blamed the Kurdish group for the attack. Meanwhile, Mazloum Abadi, the head of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces, denied the involvement of his forces in the attack. He said in a tweet that the US-backed SDF condemns attacks that target innocents. He called it a violation of international law.

[Attribution to NBT]

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