28 April 2016

War continues in Aleppo

At least 16 people have been killed in a Syrian government air strike on a hospital in Aleppo, people in the city told Al Jazeera, as the UN warned that a fragile ceasefire was crumbling.

The attack on the Al Quds hospital on Wednesday evening  killed several medical staff and other civilians, including Dr Wasem Maaz, one of the last remaining pediatricians in the rebel-held part of the city.

Rescue workers were pulling bodies and survivors from the rubble of the building in the Sukkary neighbourhood into the evening and locals said the death toll was likely to rise.

Pictures seen by Al Jazeera showed rows of bloodied and charred bodies covered in plastic sheets. The images were too graphic to be published.