The Syrian Coalition condemned the deadly overnight airstrikes by Russian forces on Idlib city, describing the attacks as a heinous massacre and a war crime.
A total of 20 rockets fired by Russian jets hit the National Hospital of Idlib, residential buildings surrounding Aljalaa Park, Alkastanaa roundabout area, Alrawda mosque and other areas in the city late on Monday.
At least 35 civilians were killed and dozens more injured in the airstrikes. Medical sources in the city said that the bombed hospital went out of service.
Regime and Russian forces have lately intensified aerial bombardment on Idlib province. Two children were killed and dozens more were injured in airstrikes on Tuesday morning in the towns of Kafar Takharim, Kafranbil, Khan Alsibil and Saraqeb in rural Idlib.
Civil defense teams said that the death toll resulting from the airstrikes in Idlib is likely to increase as many victims are still trapped under the rubble of their homes.
The Turkish Foreign Ministry condemned the massacre committed by Russian aircrafts yesterday, calling on the international community to assume its duty to protect civilians in Syria.
On May 14, the UN Security Council expressed its outrage at attacks in Syria targeting civilians and medical facilities, stressing that these attacks may amount to war crimes. Members of the Security Council reiterated their call on all parties to “immediately implement in full the provisions of Security Council resolutions relating to health care in armed conflict.” (Source: Syrian Coalition + Agencies)