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    Rubble of a hospital supported by Doctors Without Borders (MSF) near Maaret al-Numan, in Syria's northern province of Idlib.

    Shelling of Hospital in Syria Kills 7, Another 8 Presumed Dead - MSF

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    A shelling of a hospital in northwestern Syria supported by the Doctors Without Borders (MSF) resulted in a death of at least seven people while eight missing employees of the facility are presumed dead, the organization said Monday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — MSF said the hospital in the northwestern Syrian city of Maarat al-Numan, in the Idlib province, was hit by four rockets earlier on Monday. It did not say which of the warring parties was suspected to be behind the attack.

    "5 patients, a caretaker and a hospital guard were killed & 8 members of staff are missing, presumed dead," the MSF said on Twitter.

    Earlier in the day, MSF said that the airstrikes on the 30-bed health facility left around 40,000 people in the active conflict zone without medical services. The airstrikes came within a few minutes of each other, in what it said appeared to be a deliberate attack, the organization added.

    Last week, at least three people were killed and six wounded in airstrikes on a MSF-supported hospital in the Daraa province in southwestern Syria.

    Syria has been mired in a civil war since 2011, with government forces loyal to President Bashar Assad fighting a number of opposition factions and terrorist groups, such as Daesh and al-Nusra Front.

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