Another Aleppo, Syria, hospital comes under attack

Another-Aleppo-Syria-hospital-comes-under-attack.     ALEPPO, Syria,  At least three people died Tuesday when a rocket heavily damaged a hospital in the embattled Syrian city of Aleppo.

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The Syrian city of Aleppo and its surrounding areas have been targeted by airstrikes and bombings by both the Syrian regime under President Bashar al-Assad and Syrian rebels. Insurgent Islamist militants are blamed for rocket attacks on Tuesday that killed at least a dozen people, including an attack on a hospital that killed three women. File photo by Ameer Alhalbi/ UPI | License Photo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The semi-government-run SANA news agency reported three women were killed, and 17 other women and children were injured in Aleppo’s Muhafaza district. The hospital bombing was part of a larger rocket attack that killed at least a dozen other civilians in residential neighborhoods.

The Syrian government blamed the rocket attacks on insurgent Islamist militants, including the al-Qaida-linked al-Nusra Front, Ahrar al-Sham and Jaish al-Islam. More than 250 people have been killed in Aleppo in less than two weeks following a flare-up of violence.

Representatives of the Syrian regime under President Bashar al-Assad and from a consolidated group of rebels are in Geneva holding talks to end hostilities. Although a shaky cease-fire was established in February, hostilities in Aleppo have threatened to terminate the truce.

About two-thirds of recent deaths in Aleppo occurred in areas held by rebels. Syria has been blighted by a complex civil war in which the Islamic State, the Syrian government, and multiple Syrian moderate rebel and Islamist groups fight for control of territory. The February cease-fire agreement does not include the Islamic State.

By Andrew V. Pestano

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