"Most of the victims died in shelling on the hospital," the monitoring group said in a statement, warning the casualty toll could rise further with some of the wounded in a critical condition.
Source: New Indian Express.
The Syrian American Medical Society, an aid group that assists health centers in opposition areas reported by al-Shifaa Hospital in the town of Afrin was targeted by two missiles.
In a northern Syrian town, missiles have hit a hospital controlled by Turkey-backed fighters, killing at least 18 people, including two medical staff, and putting the facility out of service. Though it was not immediately clear who was behind the shelling, which came from areas where government troops and Kurdish-led fighters are deployed.
The attack destroyed the polyclinic department, the emergency, and the delivery rooms.
SAMS called for an investigation into the attack on the hospital, one of the largest facilities in northern Syria that offered thousands of medical services each month, including surgeries and maternity wards.
The coordinates for the hospital, which is financed by USAID as well as UN funds, were shared as part of the U.N.-led deconfliction mechanism.
The head of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces, Mazloum Abadi, was in complete denial that his forces were behind the attack. He tweeted the U.S-backed SDF condemned the attack that targeted innocent lives, calling it a violation of international law.