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Syria warplanes destroy children’s hospital in Idlib

Destroyed buildings are seen after the Assad Regime carried out air strikes over a children's hospital inIdlib, Syria on 10 June 2018 [Ibrahim Hatip/Anadolu Agency]

Six civilians were killed yesterday after Syrian regime warplanes destroyed a children’s hospital in the city of Taftanaz in northern Idlib countryside, civil defence teams said.

The sources affirmed that the children’s hospital is now no longer able to operate as a result of the raids. The civil defence teams are still working on removing the debris at the site.

According to the same sources, two people were killed and others were injured during strikes carried out in the village of Ram Hamdan in the northern Idlib countryside. The town of Jericho and the village of Kanisat Bani Ezz were also hit.

The province of Idlib has been witnessing a military escalation in recent days, where Russian warplanes bombed the town of Zardana killing 50 people while dozens were wounded, according to the civil defence in Idlib.

The Russian Defence Ministry denied that its planes targeted the town, accusing opposition groups of carrying out artillery shelling in the area. Opposition groups have denied the claim.

Read: 28 killed in air strikes kill in Syria’s Idlib

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