Maternity hospital in rebel-held Idlib province bombed

The number of casualties was not immediately known

Maternity hospital in rebel-held Idlib province bombed

World Bulletin / News Desk

One of the biggest maternity hospitals in a rebel-held area of Syria has been bombed, leaving an unknown number of casualties.

Save the Children, which supports the hospital in Idlib, said its entrance was struck on Friday afternoon.

Photos showed part of the building completely destroyed, leaving piles of rubble in the street and treatment rooms strewn with debris.

The hospital is the largest in the immediate area and delivers more than 700 babies every month.

There was no immediate confirmation of who carried out the strike but Bashar al-Assad’s regime forces or Russian allies were suspected.

Idlib city lies in a province sharing the same name that is almost completely under rebel control, including a strong presence of al-Qaeda’s Jabhat al-Nura group.

It claimed it had split from Osama bin-Laden’s terror organisation on Thursday and re-named itself as Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (Front for the Conquest of the Levant) in a suspected attempt to garner greater support from moderate rebel groups and international backers.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 29 Temmuz 2016, 16:50