UK lawmaker says Aleppo bombing is modern-day Guernica

October 11, 2016 1:51 PM

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LONDON – A British lawmaker has compared Syrian and Russian airstrikes on Aleppo to the notorious bombing of civilians in Guernica during the Spanish Civil War.

Andrew Mitchell says an attack on a hospital is "an international war crime." He says "they are doing to Aleppo precisely what the Nazis did to Guernica." In 1937, German and Italian warplanes bombed the Basque town to aid Gen. Francisco Franco's fascist forces.

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