Syria conflict: Save the Children says maternity hospital bombed


A maternity hospital in north-western Syria has been bombed, causing casualties among patients and staff, a UK charity says.

Save the Children said the bomb, from an air strike, hit the entrance to the hospital in rural Idlib province.

Images show part of the building destroyed. The number of casualties is not yet clear.

The charity says the hospital is the biggest in the area, carrying out more than 300 deliveries a month.

It is not clear who carried out the air strike.

A Save the Children spokeswoman said the hospital treats about 1,340 women and children every month with an average number of 322 births in the same period. The charity supports the hospital through its partner, Syria Relief.


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