Four Medics Killed In Strike On Clinic Near Syria's Aleppo: NGO

Four medics killed in strike on clinic near Syria's Aleppo: NGO

BEIRUT, (Pakistan Point News - APP -21st Sept,2016) - Four medics were killed and a nurse critically wounded when an air strike hit a clinic in a village near Syria's second city Aleppo late Tuesday, the aid group that supports it said. The four staff of the Union of Syrian Medical Relief Organisations (UOSSM) were in two ambulances that had been called to the clinic to take some patients for more specialised treatment, the group said. The clinic in the village of Khan Tuman was completely levelled in the 11:00 pm (2000 GMT) strike and more dead were feared to be buried under the rubble, the group added.

"The building has three floors, including a basement. Because of the intensity of the bombardment, the three storeys collapsed and are completely destroyed," the groups' hospitals and trauma director for the area, Ahmed Dbais, said in a statement. "We don't yet know exactly how many dead there are." Khan Tuman is near Orum al-Kubrah, the town where an attack on aid trucks and a warehouse killed around 20 civilians on Monday, triggering a war of words between major powers after Washington accused Moscow of responsibility.