The U.S. blamed the Syrian government Thursday for an airstrike on an Aleppo hospital that killed more than a dozen doctors and patients, NBC News reported.
Two of the eight doctors working at the Al Quds hospital were killed in rebel-held Aleppo, the Doctors Without Borders medical charity reported.
Secretary of State John Kerry blasted Bashar Assad for what he called a “deliberate strike on a known medical facility” and called on his Russian allies to reign in the air attacks. Assad did not immediately respond, but his Russian ally insisted they were not responsible for the deadly attack.
The hospital specializes in treating children. Doctors Without Borders, also known as Médecins Sans Frontières, said it was "outraged" by the incident.
Syria's Civil Defense rescue service in Aleppo told NBC News 30 people had been killed in the attack, including a nurse and her whole family.