Aleppo – Air strikes on the Syrian city of Aleppo have killed at least 28 people, including children, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
“Eleven civilians, including four children, were killed by air raids after midnight in the Bab al-Nasr area of Old Aleppo, and seven others were killed in Fardous neighbourhood,” said Observatory head Rami Abdel Rahman.
At least six people, including a child and two women, were killed in the Salhin district, in addition to four more civilians in other rebel-controlled neighbourhoods, the Britain-based monitor said.
The death toll could rise still further because of the number of injured in critical condition, said the Observatory.
A hospital in the Maadi neighbourhood was hit in the bombing, wounding some of the staff and patients inside.
“All kinds of weapons were used to bomb the hospital, from midnight until about 11:00 am. Now it’s unusable,” said Mohammad Kheir, one of its doctors.