At least 61 killed in Aleppo airstrikes, including Doctors Without Borders staff, patients

A wave of nighttime airstrikes by Syrian warplanes rocked the embattled city of Aleppo, with one strike hitting a hospital and killing at least 27 people, including children and one of Syria’s last pediatricians, activists said Thursday — claiming that Russian jets may have participated in the attacks.

Some of the overnight strikes hit the well-known al-Quds field hospital in the Sukkari district in Aleppo, according to Doctors Without Borders, opposition activists and rescue workers. They said 14 doctors and patients were among the dead.

A separate blitz in Aleppo reportedly killed 20, raising the 24-hour death toll in the key city to at least 61. Senior opposition official Anas al-Abdeh, the head of the Syrian National Council, claimed Syria’s ally Russia may have taken part in the strikes as well.

“Whoever carries out these massacres needs a war tribunal and a court of justice to be tried for his crimes.”

– Mohammed Alloush, chief Syrian opposition negotiator

The chief Syrian opposition negotiator Mohammed Alloush told The Associated Press the latest violence showed how negotiations, such as the February talks that led to a short-lived cease fire, were not realistic.

“Whoever carries out these massacres needs a war tribunal and a court of justice to be tried for his crimes. He does not need a negotiating table,” Alloush told the AP in a telephone interview. “Now,

Article source: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/04/28/at-least-27-killed-as-wave-airstrikes-hit-near-hospital-in-contested-syrian-city.html

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