35 killed in recent strikes on Syrian hospitals


A "significant increase" of air strikes on Syrian hospitals recently has killed at least 35 patients and medical staff and wounded 72, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) says.

The escalation of attacks by air forces the group did not identify, which began in late September, had targeted 12 hospitals in Idlib, Aleppo and Hama provinces, including six supported by MSF, a statement said.

"Overall, six hospitals were forced to close ... and four ambulances destroyed," said the international medical aid group.