Middle East

13 dead as Russia strike hits Syria field hospital: activists

Syrian soldiers walk near smoke rising on a hill on the eastern outskirts of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on Oct. 21, 2015. AFP PHOTO / GEORGE OURFALIAN

BEIRUT: At least 13 people including hospital staff were killed when Russian warplanes struck a field hospital in northwestern Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Wednesday.

"Thirteen people were killed in Russian airstrikes on Tuesday on a field clinic in the town of Sarmin, including a physiotherapist, a guard, and civil defense member," the Observatory's Rami Abdel Rahman told AFP.

Sarmin lies in the northwestern province of Idlib, which has been regularly targeted by Russia's military since the beginning of its air war in Syria on Sept. 30.





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