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    Militants' Shelling Kills One, Wounds Two Russian Medics in Aleppo Hospital

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    Militants shelled a mobile Russian hospital in Aleppo, killing a female paramedic and wounding two doctors, the Russian Defense Ministry's spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said Monday.

    "Today during an appointment of local residents, militants attacked with artillery the Defense Ministry medical facility's mobile hospital in Aleppo. As a result of a direct hit, one Russian military paramedic was killed and two staff workers were badly wounded. Locals rushed to help and were also hurt," he said.

    Noting that, as Western colleagues claim, all al-Nusra Front terrorists were cornered in Eastern Aleppo's southern part by the Syrian Army, Konashenkov said they were unable to deliver such precise fire.

    The spokesman underscored that militants of the Syrian "opposition" were "undoubtedly" behind the attack.

    "We know who provided the militants with information on the Russian hospital and its exact coordinates. Therefore it's not only the actual perpetrators who are responsible for murdering and wounding our medics who were administering aid to Aleppo children."

    "The hands of those who instigated this murder are also coated with the blood of our servicemen. Those who created, fed and armed those beats in human disguise, naming them 'opposition' for justification before their own conscience and voters. Yes, [this blood is on your hands], terrorists' patrons from the US, UK, France and their sympathizers," he said.

    Earlier in the day, RT said that Russian doctors were killed in rebel shelling of a hospital in Aleppo.

    • Militants shelled a mobile Russian hospital in Aleppo, killing a female paramedic and wounding two doctors.
      Militants shelled a mobile Russian hospital in Aleppo, killing a female paramedic and wounding two doctors.
      © Sputnik / Mikhail Alayeddin
    • Militants shelled a mobile Russian hospital in Aleppo, killing a female paramedic and wounding two doctors.
      Militants shelled a mobile Russian hospital in Aleppo, killing a female paramedic and wounding two doctors.
      © Sputnik / Mikhail Alayeddin
    • Militants shelled a mobile Russian hospital in Aleppo, killing a female paramedic and wounding two doctors.
      Militants shelled a mobile Russian hospital in Aleppo, killing a female paramedic and wounding two doctors.
      © Sputnik / Mikhail Alayeddin
    • Militants shelled a mobile Russian hospital in Aleppo, killing a female paramedic and wounding two doctors.
      Militants shelled a mobile Russian hospital in Aleppo, killing a female paramedic and wounding two doctors.
      © Sputnik / Mikhail Alayeddin
    • Militants shelled a mobile Russian hospital in Aleppo, killing a female paramedic and wounding two doctors.
      Militants shelled a mobile Russian hospital in Aleppo, killing a female paramedic and wounding two doctors.
      © Sputnik / Mikhail Alayeddin
    • Militants shelled a mobile Russian hospital in Aleppo, killing a female paramedic and wounding two doctors.
      Militants shelled a mobile Russian hospital in Aleppo, killing a female paramedic and wounding two doctors.
      © Sputnik / Mikhail Alayeddin
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    © Sputnik / Mikhail Alayeddin
    Militants shelled a mobile Russian hospital in Aleppo, killing a female paramedic and wounding two doctors.

    Russian military medics have begun to consult the residents of Syrian Aleppo's eastern districts liberated from militants. They opened a clinic, a medical ward for children, a surgery department, an intensive care department, a laboratory and an x-ray room.

    Over recent months, Aleppo became major battleground in Syria, engaging government forces, jihadists, and numerous opposition groups. Eastern Aleppo is currently encircled by government troops, and the fighting has affected thousands of civilians still trapped in the city.

    Previous internationally mediated ceasefires have collapsed as militants continued attacks and opposition failed to expel al-Nusra Front, which is now known as Jabhat Fatah al Sham and outlawed in Russia, from the city.

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