Possible War Crime: Syrian Maternity Hospital Bombed

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A maternity hospital in Syria’s northwestern, rebel-held province of Idlib was bombed on Friday, the U.K.-based charity Save the Children said. The number of casualties is unclear at this point.

According to human rights organization Amnesty International, it “appears to be part of a despicable pattern of unlawful attacks deliberately targeting medical facilities.”

Save the Children posted the news of the strike on the hospital, which it supports, on Twitter, and included video footage of the aftermath:

According to reporting by Reuters, the U.K.-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights confirmed the hit on the medical facility, as well as “a civil defense building.”

“The bomb hit the entrance of the hospital, which sees 1,300 women monthly and carries out over 300 deliveries a month,” Save the Children spokesperson Emma Pomfret said to CNN from London. Another spokesperson for the charity, Caroline Anning, told the Independent there were at least two casualties.