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7 killed as MSF backed hospital destroyed by airstrikes in Syria

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It is not clear yet who is behind the attack.

7 killed as MSF backed hospital destroyed by airstrikes in Syria

On Monday, the Medecins Sans Frontiers (MSF) said that four rockets hit a MSF affiliated hospital in the northwestern Syrian city of Maarat Numan, in the Idlib province. Although MSF did not name out any possible suspect of the deadly attack that killed at least 7 people.

A member of the Russian upper house’s Committee on International Policy claimed on Tuesday that those airstrikes were carried out by aircraft departing the US Incirlik Airbase in Turkey.

7 killed as MSF backed hospital destroyed by airstrikes in Syria

“Reconnaissance data shows that the planes carrying out the strikes on these civilian facilities took to the skies from the US base in Turkey’s Incirlik where US-led coalition and Turkish airplanes are based,” Senator Igor Morozov told a Russian News Agency.

On Monday, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu claimed at a press conference that the hospital had been struck by a ballistic missile launched by a Russian warship deployed in the Caspian Sea.

On the other hand, in an interview with the Rossiya 24 television, Syrian Ambassador to Moscow Riad Haddad accused US for the airstrike in that hospital.

“Actually, US Air Forces have destroyed it, and Russia Aerospace Forces have no connection to it. Intelligence information proves it,” Haddad said in an interview with.

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