Syrian Ambassador to Russia Riad Haddad on Monday accused the United States of striking a hospital in Syria’s Idlib province supported by the Doctors Without Borders (MSF) aid agency.
(Sputnik) ~ MSF said the hospital in the northwestern Syrian city of Maarat Numan, in the Idlib province, was hit by four rockets on Monday morning. It did not say which of the parties was suspected to be behind the attack. However, later in the day, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu accused Russia of the attack.
“Actually, US Air Force have destroyed it, and Russia Aerospace Forces have no connection to it. Intelligence information proves it,” Haddad said in an interview with Rossiya 24 television.
He added that the statements accusing Moscow were part of information warfare.
Airstrikes on Syrian hospitals carried out by US planes
(PressTV) ~ Syrian ambassador in Moscow told Rossiya 24 television on Monday that the airstrikes were carried out by US planes.
“It was destroyed by the American Air Force. The Russian Air Force has nothing to do it with,” said Ambassador Riad Haddad.
If confirmed, this won’t be the first time the US military has attacked hospitals.
On 3 October 2015, a US Air Force AC-130U gunship attacked the Kunduz Trauma Center (Afganistan) operated by Doctors Without Borders.
It has been reported that at least 42 people were killed and over 30 were injured.
The merciless strike, which lasted for more than an hour, led to the closure of the trauma clinic, depriving tens of thousands of Afghans of vital healthcare.
Rocket strike destroys MSF hospital in Ma’arat Al-Nu’man
(Almasdarnews) ~ Based on a UN report, an airstrike hit a Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) in the Jabhat Al-Nusra (Syrian Al-Qaeda) controlled city of Ma’arat Al-Nu’man, killing at least 7 people while at least 8 others remain missing and “presumed dead” by local officials.
Syria’s Ambassador to Russia accused the U.S. Air Force of carrying out the attack, citing “intelligence information” that proves American planes struck the hospital.
Russia’s Minister of Health Veronika Skvortsova stressed that Russian airplanes specifically target Jihadist sites, adding that “we are confident that [there is] no way could it be done by our defense forces; this contradicts our ideology.”
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