Air strikes on Aleppo hospital kill 27, U.N. declares catastrophe

April 28, 2016 3:14 PM

33 0

BEIRUT/GENEVA Air strikes destroyed a hospital and killed dozens of people in rebel-held areas of Syria's Aleppo including children and doctors, and the United Nations called on Moscow and Washington to salvage a "barely-alive" cease-fire.

The city of Aleppo is at the epicenter of a military escalation that has undermined peace talks in Geneva to end the five-year-old war and U.N. envoy Staffan de Mistura appealed to the presidents of the United States and Russia to intervene.

Also read: Turkey says its air strikes kill 35 Kurdish militants in northern Iraq

Read more

To category page