Barrel Bombs Hit Largest Hospital In Aleppo

Barrel Bombs Hit Largest Hospital In Aleppo

Aleppo: The largest hospital in rebel-held Aleppo has been hit by “at least two” barrel bombs, according to a NGO working in the city.

It was not immediately clear who was responsible, but hospitals in the area have been plagued by bombing by forces loyal to the Syrian government in recent weeks.

“Two barrel bombs hit the M10 hospital and there were reports of a cluster bomb as well,” Adham Sahloul of the Syrian American Medical Society told news agency.

Both the M10 and M2 hospitals, which are codenamed to protect their locations, were last attacked on Wednesday.

Rights groups have said the hospital attacks are part of a deliberate strategy to target civilian infrastructure and therefore constitute war crimes.

At least 30 civilians were killed by forces loyal to Mr Assad in airstrikes overnight in Aleppo, activists told on Saturday.

On Wednesday the US Secretary of State, John Kerry, said Washington would no longer negotiate with Moscow – key allies of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad – if it did not stop the bombardment.