Barrel bombs hit Aleppo's largest hospital

Barrel bombs hit Aleppo's largest hospital
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01 October, 2016
Pro regime forces strike Aleppo's M10 hospital once again, just a day after an international appeal by doctors to end attacks on medical facilities.
The M10 hospital was struck by bombs last week on Wednesday [Anadolu]

At least two barrel bombs hit the largest hospital in the rebel-held side of Syria's Aleppo city Saturday, the medical organization that supports it said.

"Two barrel bombs hit the M10 hospital and there were reports of a cluster bomb as well," said Adham Sahloul of the Syrian American Medical Society.

Both M10 and the second-largest hospital in the area, M2, had already been hit by heavy bombardment Wednesday that U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon denounced as "war crimes."

The attack comes just a day after medical charity Doctors Without Borders [MSF] released a statement "demanding" that the Syrian regime and its international allies stop their bombing campaigns in the city. 

MSF has described attacks on medical facilities as a "red line" noting that in the context of Aleppo airstrikes on hospitals would have devastating medical consequences for civilians.

Dr Joanne Liu, International President of MSF said the Syrian regime "and its allies relentlessly - deliberately - attack hospitals, doctors, first responders, and patients".

"Doctors in Aleppo tell us that the remaining intensive care wards are completely full. People are being taken off life support so that the multitude of wounded can be treated.

"With the bombs continuing to fall, the doctors tell us they await their own deaths."