U.N. alarmed at attacks on Syria hospitals, schools; nearly 50 dead

People gather near what is said to be a hospital damaged by missile attacks in Azaz, Aleppo, Syria, February 15, 2016 in this still image taken from a video on a social media website. REUTERS/SOCIAL MEDIA WEBSITE VIA REUTERS United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday voiced alarm at reports of deadly attacks on Syrian schools and hospitals, including a medical center run by the humanitarian group Doctors Without Borders (MSF), a U.N. spokesman said. “The secretary-general is deeply concerned by reports of missile attacks on at least five medical…

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Missile strikes on north Syria schools, hospitals kill 50: UN

Air strikes have hit at least five medical facilities and two schools in northern Syria, killing 50 people, the United Nations said Monday, calling the attacks “blatant violations of international law.” The United States also condemned the attacks on civilian targets, which it said included two hospitals in the Aleppo area — a Medecins Sans Frontieres facility and the Women`s and Children`s Hospital in Aziz city. The upsurge in violence comes just days after international powers, meeting in Munich, proposed a “cessation of hostilities” within a week as a step…

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