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Gift of the Givers hospital in Syria bombed by airstrikes

The foundation said no one was injured and has described the damage as minimal.

Darkoush, Syria. Picture: Rahima Essop/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - The Gift of the Givers Foundation hospital in Syria's Darkoush area has been bombed by airstrikes overnight.

But the foundation said no one was injured and has described the damage as minimal.

The relief group built the hospital in Syria soon after clashes between the free Syrian people's army and President Bashar al-Assad's forces started around five years ago.

The organisation last visited the facility in 2013 and said windows were shattered and doors blasted off during last night's air strike.

The foundation's Imtiaz Sooliman said they expected the airstrike as attacks on other hospitals have become more frequent.

"About six weeks ago, when these cities were liberated by the people all their hospices were bombed, multiple casualties came through our hospitals in Darkoush and we knew we may be targeted."

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