Government air strikes have hit three clinics in rebel-held districts of Aleppo, rescue workers and sources in the city said. One strike on the Al-Marja neighbourhood wounded several people, including at least one nurse, the civil defence, known as the White Helmets, said. Other medical facilities were destroyed in Bustan Qaser and Al-Qoba. No deaths were reported after the attacks but at least ten civilians died on seperate strikes in the Bustan Qaser neighbourhood. The clinic in Al-Marja had been providing dental services and treatment for chronic illnesses for about five years.
‘Violence is soaring’
Earlier this week, at least 50 people were killed – including two doctors – when air strikes hit the Al-Quds hospital and a nearby block of flats in the rebel-held Sukkari neighbourhood, according to Doctors Without Borders. The attack on the hospital, which is supported by Doctors Without Borders, has been roundly condemned by world leaders, including US Secretary of State John Kerry, who said it appeared to be a “deliberate strike”. More than 200 civilians have been killed in Aleppo over the past week as rebels have pounded government-held neighbourhoods with rocket and artillery fire, and the government has hit rebel areas with air raids.