Aleppo bombings (April–May 2016)

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Aleppo bombings (April–May 2016)
Part of the Battle of Aleppo (2012-present)
Aleppo bombings (April–May 2016) is located in Syria
Aleppo
Aleppo
Location of Aleppo within Syria
Location Aleppo, Syria
Coordinates 36°13′N 37°10′E
Date 22 April – 5 May 2016 (1 week and 6 days)
Target Civilians
Attack type
Airstrikes and bombardments
Weapons Aerial bombs, rockets, and artillery
Deaths
  • 156 killed by government airstrikes and shelling[1]
  • 129 killed by rebel bombardment[1]
Assailants

The Aleppo bombings (April–May 2016) were intense bombardments on both rebel and government-held areas in the city of Aleppo, Syria starting in late April 2016.

The attacks

Al-Quds Hospital

On early 28 April 2016, the Médecins Sans Frontières and ICRC-supported al-Quds hospital in opposition-controlled Aleppo was hit by 4 consecutive airstrikes, destroying the building and killing between 14 and more than 50 people, including two doctors, one of which is a paediatrician, and 3 children.[2] The US State Department indicated that the Syrian government is responsible for the attack.[3]

Malla Khan mosque

On 29 April, the Malla Khan mosque in a government-controlled neighborhood was hit by rockets, killing at least 15 people. The Syrian government reported that the Syrian rebels are behind the attack.[4]

Al-Dabit hospital

On 3 May the Syrian rebels fired rockets at government territory and killed 19 people. The rockets hit a hospital and killed 3 and wounded 17, according to government sources.[5]

Reactions

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 SOHR (8 May 2016). "هدوء متواصل في مدينة حلب لليوم الثاني على التوالي بعد 14 يوماً من نزيف الدم السوري في أحيائها". Reuters India. Retrieved 8 May 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Aleppo's 'Last Paediatrician' Dies In Airstrike". Sky News. 29 April 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Air strikes on Aleppo hospital kill doctors and children". Reuters. 28 April 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "The Latest: MSF says Syria hospital bombing killed 50". AP. 29 April 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "Rebels launch assault in Syria's Aleppo, diplomats try to revive truce". Reuters. 3 March 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. "De Mistura: Aleppo hospital strike appears deliberate". Al Arabiya. 28 April 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. "Rebels shell mosque in Aleppo as truce declared for other parts of Syria". AP/CBC. 29 April 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. "Syria – Attack against Al Quds Hospital in Aleppo – Statement by the minister of foreign affairs and international development (April 27, 2016)". France Diplomatie. 27 April 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  9. "Qatar Requests Emergency Arab League Meeting on Aleppo Developments". Qatar News Agency. 30 April 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  10. "Attack on al-Quds Hospital in Aleppo, Syria". US Department of State. 28 April 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>