Airstrikes Hit Four Clinics in Aleppo in Last Two Days

Toll in Wednesday Night Attack Rises to 50 Killed

At least four clinics have been hit in airstrikes in rebel-held districts of Syria’s Aleppo in a little over two days, with three more such buildings hit today, A number of people were wounded, but in these latest strikes, only two civilians were reported slain.

The much larger strike, the Wednesday night hit on the al-Quds hospital, continues to see its death toll rise, with the latest figures from Doctors Without Borders (MSF) saying at least 50 civilians were killed in the attack, which effectively leveled the hospital.

The clinics hit Friday were much smaller, with one primarily used as a dental surgery. Another of the sites, al-Marjah Primary Health Care, was operated by a Canadian NGO, which reported they’d evacuated the site after Wednesday, and that one one was present.

Over 200 people have been killed in Aleppo in the past eight days. This has included a number of people killed in airstrikes across the rebel-held districts, and people killed in government- districts by rebels, primarily al-Qaeda’s Nusra Front.

The casualties on both sides are almost exclusively civilians, and there is no indication that any territory has changed hands in several days, showing that the attacks, despite the huge body count, aren’t accomplishing anything.

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