At least 14 patients and staff members of a hospital of the Syrian city of Aleppo were killed due to airstrikes on rebel-held areas, leaving it completely destroyed. This hospital was mainly supported by the aid group Doctors without Borders.
Overall, about 27 people were killed on a one strike hitting at the hospital. One of Syria’s last pediatricians was lost there. It is supposed that a Russian jet was responsible for this attack.
Also, a separate airstrike killed around 20 people, according to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. Among mounting worries in the middle of international relief, coordinators and diplomats believe that Syria’s conflict could be moving onto the dangerous new ground with Aleppo as a pivot point.
Russian’s fault once again?
Russia has actually denied that their planes were responsible for those air strikes that destroyed the hospital on Aleppo, where Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov, a Russian defense spokesman, said that they haven’t flown any jets near Aleppo over the past several days.
Russian Defense Ministry suggested that maybe another country was responsible, and stated that according to the information they had on the evening of April 27, for the first time after a long break, there was a plane over Aleppo that belonged to one of the so-called anti-Islamic State coalition countries. So it’s now anti-IS fault?
It’s well known that the Syrian air force is being backed by Russia. Also, it has stepped up its raids in Aleppo in recent days, striking civilians and rebel factions despite U.N. efforts to restart peace talks in Geneva.
Red Cross warning
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) warned that the city was on the brink of humanitarian disaster, with the stepped-up violence worsening fast, the already dire lack of water, electricity and access to medical aid are many factors that influenced to ICRC to warn the city of this humanitarian disaster.
Valter Gros, head of the IRCR on Aleppo has said that it doesn’t matter where you are, you’ll hear explosions of mortars, shelling, and planes flying over.
“There is no neighborhood of the city that hasn’t been hit. People are living on the edge. Everyone here fears for their lives and nobody knows what is coming next,” he added,” said Gros.
Other associations as the agency (known as the White Helmets), has said the al-Quds hospital and adjacent buildings were struck in four consecutive airstrikes. There were still victims buried under the building remains, and that the rescue work continued.
Source: The News International