Reports coming in from Civil Defence claimed a clinic in Aleppo was hit by air strike for the second time this week as medical facilities are being targeted.
An air strike hit a clinic in a rebel-held district of Aleppo today. The Civil Defence reported that this is the second time this week a medical facility in Syria’s second city has been hit.
The strike on the Al-Marja neighbourhood wounded several people including at least one nurse, the Civil Defence known as the White Helmets said.
Local sources said that at least five people had been killed. The clinic had been providing dental services and treatment for chronic illnesses for about five years.
Al Jazeera’s Andrew Simmons, reporting from the Syria-Turkey border said that it had been effectively destroyed in the strike. He said , “This is a medical centre that deals with chronic illnesses and dental surgery but it is being, used obviously every facility possible is being used, for medical treatment in Aleppo right now”.
The attack came after the Syrian army said in a statement that a “regime of calm” would be enforced in parts of Latakia and Damascus regions from 1am local time (22:00 GMT) on April 30. It will last for 24 hours in the Eastern Ghouta region east of Damascus and in Damascus and for 72 hours in areas of the northern Latakia countryside, the statement from the Syrian Army General Command said.