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SA-run hospital in Syria hit in airstrike

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A hospital in Syria run by South African charity, Gift of the Givers, has been bombed in an airstrike, it was reported on Tuesday.

Government warplanes reportedly fired a missile into the field hospital, said website Shaam News Network.

Gift of the Givers’ Fekri Shaban told eNCA that the organisation believed it was a government strike.

Several people were injured and eNCA reported that windows were shattered and doors destroyed.

The hospital treats about 10 000 patients monthly.

In 2013, a Gift of the Givers team led by Dr Imtiaz Sooliman crossed the border from Turkey into Syria to render medical care to people displaced by the country’s civil war.

Attempts by News24 to get comment from the Gift of the Givers and Department of International Relations and Co-operation on Tuesday morning were unsuccessful. News24

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