A Canadian-connected clinic in Aleppo, Syria, has been bombed by Syrian regime forces.
The UOSSM Primary Health Clinic, in Aleppo’s Al-Marja neighbourhood, was hit in an air strike Friday, according to a statement on the organization’s Facebook page.
Though there were no immediate fatalities, one nurse and several people nearby were reportedly injured in the blast.
The clinic is associated with an Oakville organization, which supports relief efforts in Syria and nearby Turkey and Lebanon, where a millions of refugees have been housed awaiting resettlement.
UOSSM said the clinic, which treats more than 1,800 people–most of whom are women and children–was “directly targeted.”
This is the second bombing of a medical clinic in Aleppo this week, with at least 30 people dying in a strike on the Doctors Without Borders-supported Al-Quds hospital. Among the dead was the city’s last pediatrician.