Russian and Assad regime’s jets heavily attacked on Wednesday residential areas in the city of Aleppo. Many civilians lost their lives and mass destruction resulted including 3 hospitals that became out of service.
Wednesday death toll has risen to reach 14 by the indiscriminate airstrikes which targeted mainly al-Sha’ar, Hanano Dwellings, al-Salheen, Moadi, Ard al-Hamra, al-Sakhoor and many other neighborhoods in the afflicted city.
Bombs from airstrikes hit three hospitals on Wednesday in the opposition-held side of Aleppo, Syria, including a pediatrics center supported by the United Nations, in what aid providers and opposition activists called a new atrocity in the fighting that has ravaged the city.
ِAl-Bayan hospital and tow other field hospitals have become out of service after being attacked by multiple barrel bombs – oil drums or cylinders packed with explosives and shrapnel.
10 people reportedly died in one strike – including children – at the UNICEF-supported Al Hakim hospital.
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UNICEF regional director, Peter Salama, said to Associated Press: “The Al Hakim hospital, a UNICEF supported facility, is one of the few that still provide pediatric services. Everyone must question their humanity when babies have to be taken out of incubators because of attacks on hospitals.”
“This devastating pattern of warfare in Syria seems to have no checks and balances,” the Unicef regional director, Dr. Peter Salama, said in a statement posted on Twitter. “Surely this should shake the moral compass of the world. How long will we allow the children of Syria to suffer like this?”
“Assad and Russian ferocious campaign of barrel bombs and rockets is attacking the stones before humans. We appeal for help from the humanitarian organizations,” one of the Civil Defense (White Helmet) volunteers said.
“It was a mess, it was so dusty, I saw fire, body parts,” Yehya al-Rijo, an activist who rushed to al-Bayan hospital after the bombings, said in an internet chat exchange. He said the bottom floor was destroyed.
“I didn’t know what to do — should I take my camera and shoot or should I rescue the wounded? I took the second choice.”
Other areas in Aleppo like Qaterji, Bab al-Nayrabin, al-Salehin and al-Sukkari were also targeted by Russian jets and many people were killed, the correspondent added.
Al-Sheikh Yusef Hill was also targeted by heavy artillery while Maraata and Humaira towns in Aleppo southern countryside were targeted by Assad barrel bombs.
The hospital attacks came a day after Bashar al-Assad, the tyrant, promised to take back “every inch” of territory from his enemies in a defiant televised speech that partly reflected his emboldened position since receiving military help from Russia, his most important ally.
Rebel-held neighborhoods of Aleppo have been pummeled in dozens of bomb attacks in recent weeks, despite a “cessation of hostilities” agreement negotiated by the 17-nation International Syria Support Group, a collaboration led by Russia and the United States aimed at halting the war.