Baby hospital hit
BEIRUT: A Syrian maternity hospital in a rebel-held area of Idlib province was extensively damaged after a direct hit.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which monitors violence in Syria’s five-year-old conflict, said air strikes hit the hospital and also a civil defence building.
The number of casualties was not immediately known, a spokesman for international charity Save the Children, which supports the hospital, said.
The hospital in Kafer Takhareem, the only maternity facility for about 110km works with about 1 300 women and children a month.
It delivered some 340 babies last month, the spokesman said.