05:17 GMT +326 October 2016
    Rubble of a hospital supported by Doctors Without Borders (MSF) near Maaret al-Numan, in Syria's northern province of Idlib.

    Syrian Ambassador to Russia Accuses US of Airstrike on MSF-Backed Hospital

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    Syrian Ambassador to Russia Riad Haddad on Monday accused the United States of striking a hospital in Syria’s Idlib province supported by the Doctors Without Borders (MSF) aid agency.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — MSF said the hospital in the northwestern Syrian city of Maarat Numan, in the Idlib province, was hit by four rockets on Monday morning. It did not say which of the parties was suspected to be behind the attack. However, later in the day, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu accused Russia of the attack.

    "Actually, US Air Force have destroyed it, and Russia Aerospace Forces have no connection to it. Intelligence information proves it," Haddad said in an interview with Rossiya 24 television.

    He added that the statements accusing Moscow were part of information warfare.

    Syria has been in a state of civil war since 2011, with the army loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad fighting several opposition factions and militant organizations, including the Daesh, which is banned in a number of countries, including Russia.

    Russia commenced an anti-terrorist aerial campaign in Syria, on September 30, following a request from Damascus, however, a US-led coalition has been bombing Daesh positions in Syria without the approval of the UN Security Council or Syrian authorities.

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    • Baybars
      Life is cheap, especially to those who want power. It is no surprise that "Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu accused Russia of the attack", but it is sickening.

      I wonder if the Turkish leadership and those that support them are afraid of the afterlife? I wonder if they yearn for immortality to stave off the inevitable judgement that awaits their twisted souls?
    • Ann
      That the same old miscreants are lying to support their proxy terrorists, does not surprise me in the least. The more we see of this, the more the people of the world are catching on. I hope they soon realize that these lies could one day be aimed AT THEM.
    • AnomicDust
      Somehow MSF became the incredibly unfortunate Malaysia Airlines of charities.
    • siberianhusky
      If so then it would have been easy for them. They used the one in Afghanistan as a training exercise to see how it could be done.
    • michael
      yes, the death and destruction is being used by the politicians for their own ends. When it should be considered how much a part of the planning stage were they?
    • in reply toBaybars(Show commentHide comment)
      Baybars, It is suprizing to me that in todays age with all technology people still fall for this cheep propaganda. Bomb someone and say "that guy did it ". why don't people look for the truth any more but just blindly believe what authority tells them. There is always a second side to the story if you want a true picture you have to listen to the other side too.

      As for the afterlife I think u are right 100%. These a-holes clam to believe in God but yet cause death and misery to millions of people, so maybe they should be afraid of meeting him.
    • Baybarsin reply toAnn (Show commentHide comment)
      sixpack6t9, The lies are already aimed at us. They serve to form our perceptions so that we make decisions based on false information.
    • Baybarsin reply to (Show commentHide comment)
      misterno1, When you put your faith in 'authority' you have already lost the battle for the freedom to seek the otherside of the story.
    • vendor
      If it is true that the US Air Force has done this I am sure there must be some sort of proof that the Russians can present to the world. Otherwise, it is one side blaming the other and without a concrete proof we can not know for sure.
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