CAIRO: The Egyptian Foreign Ministry condemned the airstrike on a pediatric hospital in Syria that claimed the lives of at least 50 people early Friday.
The ministry fiercely condemns the recent attacks and the resulting damages which represent shameful failure to the the world’s humanitarian conscience,” Foreign Minister Spokesperson Ahmed Abu Zeid said in a statement Friday.
“The attacks occurred amid status of optimism prevailed among the brotherly Syrian people following a truce and a ceasefire that came into effect in Feb,” he added.
The Egyptian government voices it concern over the deteriorated humanitarian conditions in Syria amid media reports of several civilians being killed on a daily basis, he added.
Al Quds field hospital, situated in a rebel-held neighborhood in Aleppo, was hit by a missile from a fighter jet Friday, witnesses told Reuters.
Several people were injured after a clinic on the Al-Marja neighborhood of rebel-held Aleppo has been hit by an airstrike Friday afternoon, according to Reuters.
Over 240,000 Syrian people have been killed and some 11 million others have been forced from their homes in the conflict which began in March 2011.