Strike on Aleppo hospital “war crime”: French Minister

Paris, Oct 1 (IANS) French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault on Saturday denounced the bombing of a hospital in the Syrian city of Aleppo, calling it a “war crime”.

Systematic shelling of health care structures and personnel in the besieged Syrian city is “particularly unspeakable, and constituted war crimes,” the French minister was quoted by Xinhua as saying.

“Their perpetrators will be held to account,” Ayrault said.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported earlier on Saturday thaT aircraft dropped barrel bombs which struck the largest hospital in the rebel-held part of Aleppo city in northern Syria.

Up to 500,000 PEOPLE have been killed in the five-year civil war in Syria.