Syrian activists: 11 die in airstrike on hospital

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

BEIRUT (AP) Syrian activists say government warplanes have hit a field hospital near the northern city of Aleppo, killing 11 people.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says dozens more were wounded by the missiles that slammed into the facility in the town of al-Bab on Wednesday. The group, which relies on reports from activists on the ground, said a Yemeni doctor was among those killed in the airstrike.

President Bashar Assad's regime has in the past year relied heavily on its air power to regain control of territory it lost to the opposition, pounding suspected rebel targets with war planes and helicopters, particularly in the north where the opposition controls large swathes of land and parts of Aleppo, Syria's largest city.


You must be logged in to post comments.

Username:
Password (case sensitive):
Remember Me:
KKCO NBC 11 News
2531 Blichmann Avenue
Grand Junction, CO 81505

Station Phone: 970.243.1111
Business Fax: 970.243.1770
Newsroom Fax: 970.245.3793
News Tip & Contest Line: 970.255.8477
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 223336781 - nbc11news.com/a?a=223336781
Gray Television, Inc.