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Aug 3, 2016 | 19:21 GMT

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Syria: Government Airstrikes Hit 6 Hospitals In Last Week Of July

Syrian government airstrikes in Aleppo province have hit six hospitals in the past week, the U.S.-based human rights group Physicians for Human Rights said Aug. 3, Reuters reported. The strikes took place in the last week of July, according to the group. Violence between government forces and their allies has been heating up in and around Aleppo city in recent weeks, as the Syrian government looks to deliver a decisive blow to rebel forces. Attacks on civilians and airstrikes on remaining medical infrastructure in Aleppo have increased since June, according to the watchdog group. A representative for the group warned that lack of humanitarian aid to the city's remaining population could soon cause a sharp rise in the death toll there.

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