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UN Security Council demands protection of hospitals in war zones

The Al-Quds hospital in Aleppo was destroyed by Syrian regime airstrikes on April 28, 2016The UN Security Council on Tuesday demanded that hospitals and clinics be protected in war zones, in a resolution that draws attention to the rise in attacks on medical workers in conflicts worldwide. Less than a week after air strikes on a hospital in the Syrian battleground city of Aleppo killed at least 30 people, the council unanimously adopted the measure that strongly condemned the targeting of health facilities and recalled that such attacks are war crimes. French Ambassador Francois Delattre said it was a “major resolution” that sent a strong warning that there can be “no impunity” for the perpetrators of attacks on medical facilities.

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