Syrian air force targets two hospitals in Idlib, 18 killed

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Major hospital bombed in an airstrike in Syria's northwestern Idlib province. File photo

ARA News

The Syrian regime’s air force on Thursday launched several airstrikes, targeting two main hospitals in the rebel-held Idlib province, activists reported.

The air raids targeted a hospital in Deir Sharqi town and another hospital located in the Maarzita, southern Idlib province.

“At least 18 civilians were killed due to the airstrikes, including several babies in incubators,” local media activist Ahmed Halwani told ARA News.

Also, at least five medical staff lost their lives during the airstrikes on Thursday.

“The raids caused a massive destruction in the buildings of the two targeted hospitals,” Halwani reported.

The source added that rescue teams continued searching for victims under the rubble until the midnight on Thursday.

Idlib province is regularly bombed by the Syrian and allied Russian air forces.

Reporting by: Helin Saeed

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