The organization, also known by its French acronym MSF, says in a Friday statement that the bombing a day earlier of Quds hospital, in a rebel-held neighborhood of the city, destroyed one of the last remaining places in Aleppo in which “you could still find humanity.”
MSF warned that the 250,000 residents in the rebel-held parts of Aleppo are in danger of being completely cut off and left without medical care.
Airstrikes on the hospital late Wednesday drew international condemnation.
Muskilda Zancada, head of MSF’s Syria mission, says “the sky is falling in Aleppo
The Russian Foreign Ministry has condemned the shelling of its consulate in the Syrian city of Aleppo, calling it a “terrorist attack.”
The ministry said Friday that no one was injured when one mortar hit the consulate grounds and three more exploded just outside the fence the previous afternoon.
All Russian diplomats were transferred out of Aleppo in January 2013, and since then the consulate has been guarded by Syrian citizens.
Russia said it believed the mortar attack had been carried out by the al-Qaida affiliated Nusra Front and its allies.
The ministry statement said such attacks should be rebuffed and called for improved coordination between Russia and the United States in their efforts to monitor the partial two-month-old cease-fire
Syrian state media say rebels have shelled a mosque in a government-held area of the northern city of Aleppo, killing at least 15 people and wounding 30.
State TV says several rockets hit the mosque and its surroundings as worshippers were leaving after Friday prayers. It said the attack struck the Malla Khan mosque in the Bab al-Faraj neighborhood.
The shelling comes after government airstrikes on rebel-held parts of Aleppo were reported shortly after a morning lull had engulfed the contested city, following days of deadly violence that killed scores.