Middle East

U.S. condemns Syrian govt air strikes on civilians in northwest Syria -State Dept

Vehicles take part in a joint patrol near the town of Al-Muabbadah in the northeastern Syrian Hassake province on the border with Turkey, on November 8, 2019 (AFP / Delil SOULEIMAN).

WASHINGTON: The United States strongly condemns air strikes by the Syrian government forces backed by Russia targeting hospitals and civilian infrastructure in northwestern Syria, Morgan Ortagus, State Department spokeswoman, said Friday.

"These attacks over the last 48 hours have hit a school, a maternity hospital, and homes, killing 12 and injuring nearly 40," Ortagus said. "The latest reported incidents reflect a well-documented pattern of attacks against civilians and infrastructure by Russian and Syrian forces."

 

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