UN 'Completely Condemns' Deadly Attack on Russian Hospital in Syria's Aleppo

UN 'Completely Condemns' Deadly Attack on Russian Hospital in Syria's Aleppo
Thu Dec 8, 2016 22:31:35

The United Nations condemns a recent attack on a Russian mobile military hospital in Syria's Aleppo, Senior Adviser to UN Special Envoy for Syria Jan Egeland said Thursday.

On Monday, a Russian mobile military hospital in Aleppo was shelled by Syrian rebels, killing two military medics and wounding another, according to the Russian Defense Ministry; Sputnik News reported.

Following the attack, Russian authorities said that Syrian rebels "had exact coordinates" of the hospital that means that those parties who support militants were also responsible for the deaths of Russian doctors.

However, the US State Department denied giving coordinates of the Russian mobile hospital to the Syrian opposition. "We condemn the attack at that military field hospital, we completely condemn it, it seems to be a targeting of a field hospitals," Egeland said, answering a question about a lack of response from the international organizations, including from the United Nations.

The official added that he conveyed condolences to the families of the victims on behalf of the United Nations. Moscow believes that the attack on a Russian military hospital in Aleppo was a planned campaign, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday.


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