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Main paediatric centre in Aleppo is destroyed by airstrike

BMJ 2016; 353 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i2471 (Published 29 April 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;353:i2471
  1. Anne Gulland
  1. London

A hospital whose facilities included the main paediatric referral centre in the Syrian city of Aleppo has been destroyed in a bomb attack, resulting in the deaths of at least 14 people, including two doctors, the medical charity Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has reported.

In a statement MSF said that Al Quds Hospital was hit by at least one airstrike, reducing it to rubble.

“MSF categorically condemns this outrageous targeting of yet another medical facility in Syria,” said Muskilda Zancada, MSF’s head of mission. “This devastating attack …

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