Assad airstrikes hit hospital in rebel village

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Wednesday 21 August 2019 | 2:34 PM Damascus Time

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  • Assad airstrikes hit hospital in rebel village

    BALADI NEWS

    Syrian opposition activists say airstrikes have hit a hospital in a rebel-held northwestern village, knocking it out of service. There was no immediate word on casualties.

    The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and the Thiqa news agency, an activist collective, said the Rahma hospital in Tel Mannas was hit early on Wednesday.

    Activists reported several airstrikes on Idlib, the last major rebel stronghold in Syria, as Assad regime forces captured new areas from rebels.

    A Syrian regime military offensive began April 30 against rebels in Idlib, home to 3 million people. More than half a million have been displaced by violence elsewhere.

    Earlier this month, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres authorized an investigation into attacks on health facilities and schools in the rebel-held enclave, following a petition from Security Council members.

    Source: AP.

    SyriaSyrian regimeAssad regime forcesIdlibSyrian rebels