BEIRUT: Suspected Russian air strikes hit a hospital supported by Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in Syria on Monday, killing nine people including a child, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
“A building that housed a hospital supported by MSF was destroyed on Monday by aircraft, presumably Russian,” near Maaret al-Numan, said the British-based monitor.
The raids also left dozens wounded, said the Observatory, which relies on a network of sources on the ground.
An MSF spokesperson confirmed that a hospital supported by the aid group was struck in Maaret al-Numan, about 280 kilometres (170 miles) north of Damascus, but was unable to give a death toll.
The organisation supports around 150 hospitals in Syria.