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The maternity hospital was hit in air strike in Syria

The maternity hospital was hit in air strike in SyriaOne of the biggest maternity hospitals in a rebel-held Idlib province in Syria has been bombed. An air strike caused to death at least two people, leaving many injured.

The attack struck the front of the building on Friday afternoon, Save the Children, organization that supports the hospital, reported.

Caroline Anning, a spokesperson for the charity, told at least two people were dead but that the toll may rise as recovery work continues.

"This is the first time it has happened to one of our facilities in Syria," she added.

Photos from the scene showed part of the building completely destroyed, leaving piles of rubble in the street and treatment rooms strewn with debris. There is no confirmation of who carried out the strike.

The hospital is the largest in the immediate area and delivers more than 700 babies every month.
Idlib province is almost completely under rebel control.

Friday's bombing was the latest in a series of air strikes on hospitals in Syria, four attacks were reported earlier this week.
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