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April 28, 2016

At Least 27 Killed as Another Syrian Charity Hospital Is Hit

Aerial bombing Thursday in Aleppo, Syria, struck a hospital supported by global aid group Doctors Without Borders, leaving at least 27 people dead, Reuters and The Wall Street Journal report.

The charity, also known as Medecins Sans Frontieres, said a direct hit on the al-Quds hospital killed at least three doctors, and British activist group the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the victims included three children and Aleppo’s last pediatrician. Doctors Without Borders has called for an independent investigation of a February missile attack on another medical center it backed in Syria’s northern Idlib province.

Rebel-held Aleppo has seen escalated fighting as a cease-fire agreement in Syria’s five-year-old civil war unraveled in recent weeks. Syrian opposition groups blamed the latest airstrikes on Russia, which has deployed fighters in support of President Bashar al-Assad’s regime. The International Committee of the Red Cross said the city is on the brink of a humanitarian disaster.