10:08 GMT02 July 2020
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    Steinmeier called for the ceasefire and end of bombings in Aleppo in the wake of attack on two Doctors Without Borders (MSF) backed hospitals were bombed.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Sunday called for the ceasefire and end of bombings in Aleppo in the wake of attack on two Doctors Without Borders (MSF) backed hospitals were bombed and went out of service earlier this week.

    "The bombing of Aleppo must finally stop! Those who want to combat terrorists, do not attack hospitals! We need a ceasefire for Aleppo as quickly as possible!" Steinmeier posted on his official Facebook account.

    Fighting in Syria, particularly in eastern Aleppo, has intensified in recent days. The international community has frequently expressed outrage over civilian casualties resulting from the violence.

    The MSF urged the UN Security Council to take action to protect medical facilities in Syria after two more MSF-backed hospitals were bombed on Wednesday as the UN Security Council (UNSC) members were about to discuss a resolution to this effect.

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    Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Germany, Syria
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