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May 01, 2017
Strikes destroy seven hospitals in Syria's Idlib: medics
Idlib, Syria (AFP) April 30, 2017
Seven hospitals and clinics in northwestern Syria have been knocked out of action this month in air strikes by the regime or its ally Russia, medical sources said on Sunday. "In April, hospitals in the south of the province of Idlib were systematically targeted," Abdel Hamid Dabbak, who is in charge of hospitals in the rebel-controlled province, told a news conference. He named seven hospitals which he said were put out of service by air raids, including a gynaecological clinic. Dabbak said ... read more

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