Air strikes in Aleppo hit hospitals

Syrian man walks past destroyed buildings in May 2016, in Aleppo's Bab al-Hadid neighbourhood Syrian man walks past destroyed buildings in May 2016, in Aleppo's Bab al-Hadid neighbourhood George Ourfalian/AFP/ Getty Images

25 July 2016
In the continuing civil war in Syria, hospitals have been hit by air strikes

Five makeshift hospitals and a blood bank in Aleppo have been hit by Syrian airstrikes on 23 July 2016. A two-year-old baby has been killed when air strikes hit a hospital in Aleppo, on 23 July 2016 in an eastern hospital of the devastated city.

More than 280,000 people have been killed in Syria since the conflict began in 2011 and millions have fled their homes to neighbouring countries and Europe.

The air strikes occurred just as President Assad offered peace talks for a political solution.

The UN aims to hold yet another round of peace talks in August in Geneva. The last attempt for peace talks earlier this year failed as fighting escalated. The US and Russia, which support opposing sides in the conflict, are aiming to discuss military cooperation between the two countries to combat extremist groups by sharing intelligence.  US Secretary of State John Kerry stated the two countries had reached a common understanding to get Syria’s peace process back on track.

 

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