Market Ravaged and Hospital Collapsed by Airstrikes in Aleppo

One Syrian has been wounded every 13 minutes on average over the past 48 hours, the UN said One Syrian has been wounded every 13 minutes on average over the past 48 hours, the UN said © AFP

27 April 2016
At least 37 civilians were killed as a market and a hospital were destroyed by a series of airstrikes in Aleppo, Syria.

Since 22 April 2016, various airstrikes between the Syrian government and armed rebel groups have killed and injured more than 100 civilians in Aleppo, Syria. On Tuesday, 24 April 2016, one of the airstrikes pummeled a marketplace, killing at least 17 civilians. On Wednesday, 25 April 2016, another airstrike devastated the Al Quds hospital, killing at least 20 civilians. Additionally, the series of attacks has threatened to impede the peace talks in Geneva that have promoted a ceasefire and humanitarian assistance during the ongoing Syrian Civil War.

The US State Department claimed that the attack on the hospital was conducted by the Syrian government. Yet, the Syrian military denied responsibility and stated that the Syrian air force did not target the hospital.

The High Negotiations Committee (HNC), or the delegation of the rebel groups, withdrew from a formal negotiation last week to protest the said armed conflict until hostility ceases. Furthermore, United Nations envoy Staffan de Mistura has appealed to the United States and Russia for help in intervening in the armed conflict and reviving the negotiation of peace between the Syrian government and rebel groups. He commented that the series of airstrikes has weakened the negotiation of peace that has been built throughout last year, but remained hopeful that the United States and Russia can improve the situation.


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https://www.hrw.org/news/2016/04/27/syria-civilian-deaths-rising-attacks-resume
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-criris-syria-aleppo-idUSKCN0XP0SU
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/04/deadly-air-strike-hits-hospital-syria-aleppo-160427210232286.html
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-36156865

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