Air strikes hit MSF-backed hospital in Syria, 9 dead: monitor

Russian Defence Ministry images from November 2015 show a Russian fighter plane dropping a cruise missile during an airstrike in SyriaSuspected Russian air strikes hit a hospital supported by Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in Syria on Monday, killing nine people including a child, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. “A building that housed a hospital supported by MSF was destroyed on Monday by aircraft, presumably Russian,” near Maaret al-Numan in the northern province of Idlib, said the British-based monitor. The raids also left dozens wounded, said the Observatory, which relies on a network of sources on the ground.

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