Air strike on Syrian hospital kills 10 - Observatory
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A civil defence member runs near an ambulance after an airstrike on a hospital in the town of Meles, western Idlib city in rebel-held Idlib province, Syria August 6, 2016. REUTERS/Ammar Abdullah
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BEIRUT (Reuters) - An airstrike on a hospital in northwestern Syria on Saturday killed 10 people, including children, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
The hospital, in the town of Meles, is about 15 km from Idlib city in rebel-held Idlib province.
Syrian government and allied Russian military planes operate in Syria but it is not known which aircraft carried out the strike, the Observatory said.
Humanitarian groups have repeatedly called for a halt to strikes on medical facilities. Syrian opposition groups say Syrian and Russian forces deliberately target medical buildings.
Medical charity the Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS) said that July was the worst month for attacks on healthcare centers since the beginning of Syria's five-year-old conflict.
"There were 43 attacks on healthcare facilities in Syria in July - more than one attack every day," a SAMS statement said.
The Syrian government has also accused rebels of hitting medical targets in the city of Aleppo.
(Reporting by Lisa Barrington in Beirut, Lebanon, and Ammar Abdullah in Idlib, Syria; Editing by Andrew Bolton)
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