Assad regime attacks hospital in northwestern Idlib

By Esref Musa and Burak Karacaoglu

IDLIB, Syria (AA) – An Assad regime helicopter dropped barrel bomb on a hospital in Syria's northwestern Idlib on Saturday, according to a local source.

The attack left the hospital in Has village unusable, the source said on condition of anonymity due to security concerns.

No casualties were reported, the source added.

Seven civilians were killed and seven others injured in airstrikes carried out by Syrian regime forces and Russian warplanes in Syria’s northwestern Idlib province earlier in the day, according to the White Helmets.

At least 28 civilians have been killed and dozens injured in airstrikes and attacks by regime forces and Russian warplanes in Idlib and Hama since the beginning of this month, the group said.

The Syrian regime has recently announced plans to launch a major military offensive in the area, which has long been controlled by various armed opposition groups.

The UN warned earlier this week that such an offensive would lead to the "worst humanitarian catastrophe in the 21st century".

A trilateral summit of the presidents of Turkey, Russia and Iran on Friday underlined that “there could be no military solution to the Syrian conflict" and called for advancing the political process to reach a negotiated solution.

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