At least fifty civilians killed, including children when missiles hit five medical centers and two schools in Syria

At least, fifty civilians were killed when missiles hit five medical centers and two schools in Aleppo and Idlib, Syria on Monday. Several children were among the dead.

 

Witnesses along with emergency medical workers reported that fourteen people were killed Azaz near the Turkish border after missiles hit a school sheltering fleeing families and a children’s hospital.

 

Another witness reported that a refugee shelter was also struck during the air raids.

 

Doctors Without Borders reported that one of their facilities was hit by at least two missiles in the in Idlib province.The hospital served up to forty thousand people who otherwise have no access to medical care.

 

At least seven deaths were reported among the Doctors Without Borders personnel and patients with at least, eight workers for the charity organization are missing.

 

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said one male nurse was killed and five female nurses. The Observatory blamed Russia for the strikes saying that munitions were more powerful than the Syrian military typically used.

 

Dmitry Peskov, a spokesman for President Vladimir Putin, told reporters the hospital report was another case in which those who make accusations against Russia cannot back them up adding that Syria’s ambassador to Russia said the hospital was destroyed by the Americans.

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