35 people killed as school hit by airstrikes in Syria
Aleppo: At least 35 people were killed after airstrikes hit a school building in northwestern Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights based in London reported.
There were seven women among the dead while death toll is expected to rise because dozens of others were injured in airstrikes, the sources added many are in critical condition.
The rescue teams are looking for the victims and the other wounded following the school attack.
The sources claimed that planes assaulted the school building and the surrounding area in the village of Hass six times. The strikes could be the deadliest yet on a school in the five-year war.
Moreover, the UNICEF, a UN agency for children, reported that that the attacks may amount to a war crime.
“It’s a tragedy. It’s an outrage. And if deliberate, it’s a war crime” UNICEF executive director Tony Lake said in a statement.
The Syrian Civil Defense said that there were three schools in the building and it shared images on social media showing buildings reduced to rubble.
Many medical and educational facilities have had to move underground to continue operating, particularly in rebel-held eastern Aleppo.
“When will the world’s repulsion at such barbarism be matched by insistence that this must stop?” UNICEF’s spokesperson maintained.