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Barrel Bombs Hit Aleppo Hospital as Russian-Backed Offensive Continues

Barrel bombs hit the largest hospital in rebel-controlled Aleppo on Saturday, as Russian forces continued to pound the city. Adham Sahloul of the Syrian Medical Society was cited by AFP saying several patients and doctors were trapped inside the hospital after the bombardment. “Two barrel bombs hit the M10 hospital and there were reports of a cluster bomb as well,” Sahloul said. SAMS radiologist and hospital administrator Mohammad Abu Rajab managed to get a message out through journalists: “The hospital is being destroyed! SOS, everyone!” The hospital was already hit earlier this week in what United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon described as “war crimes.” Saturday’s bombardment is part of an offensive by Syrian government forces announced on Sept. 22.