Are there attacks in Syria

Dead in attack on hospital and Russian air strike in Syria

According to eyewitnesses, seven civilians were killed in an attack on a hospital in northwest Syria. In addition, 14 medics were injured by the Syrian artillery fire, it said on Sunday. Among the dead in the city of Atareb were a woman and a child. It was a violation of a ceasefire agreement that has been in force in this region for a year.

The Turkish Ministry of Defense initially spoke of five dead and ten injured and blamed forces supported by the Syrian government. The Turkish military has a military base in northwest Syria. The area is controlled by rebels, supported by Turkey, who are fighting against the Syrian government.

Attacks by Russian planes

Shortly after the attack, according to information from rebels, Russian fighter planes also shot at training camps for the insurgents. A spokesman for the rebel alliance "National Army" said that Russia, which is on the side of the Syrian government, wants to destabilize the last rebel stronghold in Syria. Initially, no response was received from the Moscow government. In the past, Russia and the Syrian government had repeatedly stated that they would only attack militant Islamists.

About a week and a half ago, Russia, Turkey and Qatar announced that they wanted to start a new attempt together to end the civil war in Syria, which had been going on for ten years. Turkey and Qatar are allied with rebels who want to overthrow Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. On the other hand, Russia supports the ruler with extensive military aid. Iran also plays an important role. Shiite militias he controls are fighting alongside Assad's troops.

70 percent of the doctors fled

Hospitals in north-west Syria have been targeted repeatedly in the past. As a result, the medical facilities were moved to grottos or underground hospitals. According to the UN, 70 percent of doctors and medical staff have fled the region in recent years.

On Sunday, Kurdish and Syrian units fought fierce battles in northern Syria, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. The UK-based observatory draws its information from a network of local informants. The information provided by the activist organization can often hardly be verified by an independent party, but has repeatedly proven to be correct. Since the beginning of the civil war in Syria in 2011, 388,000 people have been killed. (APA, red, March 21, 2021)