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Syria: MSF-supported hospital hit by airstrikes (statement) and second hospital also hit

Carol Anne Grayson (Radical Sister) blog

9 February 2016

Dara’a, Amman – Airstrikes have hit an MSF-supported hospital in Dara’a governorate, southernSyria, killing three people and wounding at least six, including a nurse, says Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).

The strike on Tafas field hospital, some 12 km from the Jordanian border, took place on the night of 5 February. It caused partial damage to the hospital building, and put its heavily-used ambulance service out of action. In fear for their lives, more than 20,000 people from Tafas town fled to the surrounding countryside. The hospital is the latest medical facility to be hit in a series of airstrikes in southern Syria, which have been escalating over the past two months.

“I was on my way to the hospital to help admit people who had been injured by the airstrikes,” says one staff member…

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