November 8, 2019 / 7:35 PM / 10 days ago

U.S. condemns Syrian government air strikes on civilians in northwest Syria - State Department

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States strongly condemns air strikes by the Syrian government forces backed by Russia targeting hospitals and civilian infrastructure in northwestern Syria, Morgan Ortega’s, State Department spokeswoman, said on Friday.

“These attacks over the last 48 hours have hit a school, a maternity hospital, and homes, killing 12 and injuring nearly 40,” Ortega’s said. “The latest reported incidents reflect a well-documented pattern of attacks against civilians and infrastructure by Russian and Syrian forces.”

Reporting by Humeyra Pamuk; Editing by Chris Reese

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