Four medics killed in strike on clinic near Aleppo: NGO

The Myanmar Times - - World -

FOUR medics were killed and a nurse crit­i­cally wounded when an air strike hit a clinic in a vil­lage near Syria’s sec­ond city Aleppo yes­ter­day, the aid group that sup­ports it said.

The four staff of the Union of Syr­ian Med­i­cal Re­lief Or­gan­i­sa­tions (UOSSM) were in two am­bu­lances that had been called to the clinic to take some pa­tients for more spe­cialised treat­ment, the group said.

The clinic in the vil­lage of Khan Tu­man was com­pletely lev­elled in the 11pm strike and more dead were feared to be buried un­der the rub­ble.

“The build­ing has three floors. Be­cause of the in­ten­sity of the bom­bard­ment, the three storeys col­lapsed and are com­pletely de­stroyed,” said the groups’ trauma di­rec­tor for the area, Ahmed Dbais.

The Syr­ian Ob­ser­va­tory for Hu­man Rights mon­i­tor­ing group said that nine mem­bers of the Army of Con­quest rebel al­liance who were work­ing in the clinic were also killed.

The al­liance groups Is­lamist rebels with for­mer al-Qaeda af­fil­i­ate the Fateh al-Sham Front and Moscow has re­peat­edly de­manded that it be dis­banded to al­low in­ten­si­fied air strikes against the ji­hadist fac­tion.

Khan Tu­man is near Orum alKubrah, the town where an at­tack on aid trucks and a ware­house killed around 20 civil­ians on Septem­ber 19, trig­ger­ing a war of words be­tween ma­jor pow­ers af­ter Wash­ing­ton ac­cused Moscow of re­spon­si­bil­ity.

Ac­cord­ing to the World Heath Or­ga­ni­za­tion, Syria is the most dan­ger­ous coun­try in the world for health pro­fes­sion­als with 135 strikes on clin­ics and hos­pi­tals last year. –

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