Syria: Save the Children says Idlib hospital bombed

By Agencies

A Syrian maternity hospital in a rebel-held area of Idlib province has been extensively damaged after a direct hit, according to the international charity Save the Children, which supports the facility.

The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also said on Friday that the hospital in the town of Kafar Takharim was heavily damaged and left barely operational.

The charity also published a 15-second long video footage from the hospital in the immediate aftermath of the attack.

The number of casualties is not yet known, and is not yet cleared who carried out the reported air strike.

The hospital, the only maternity facility for about 113km around, works with around 1,300 women and children a month and delivered about 340 babies in June, a Save the Children spokesman told the Reuters news agency..

Friday’s bombing was the latest in a series of attacks targeting hospitals in Syria.

Syrian government air strikes put four makeshift hospitals and a local blood bank in Aleppo out of action last week, according to local rescue workers and a monitor.

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