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Two hospitals in Syria have been hit by airstrikes

A hospital supported by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in northern Syria‘s Idlib Province was destroyed in an attack on the morning of February 15, the medical humanitarian organization said. The hospital was hit four times in two series of at least two attacks within a few minutes of each other. At least eight members of the hospital’s staff are currently missing.

“This appears to be a deliberate attack on a health structure, and we condemn this attack in the strongest possible terms,” said MSF head of mission Massimiliano Rebaudengo. “The destruction of the hospital leaves the local population of around 40,000 people without access to medical services in an active zone of conflict.”

The 30-bed hospital had 54 staff members, two operating theaters, an outpatient department, and an emergency room. MSF had been supporting this hospital since September 2015, covering all the needs including provision of medical supplies and running costs.