Airstrikes killed at least 27 people at Al Quds Hospital in Aleppo, Syria, on Wednesday. The hospital was supported by the Doctors Without Borders and the International Committee for the Red Cross. There were children and the last remaining pediatrician in the city among the dead.
These recent escalation of bombing has undermined the peace talks in Geneva. Aleppo has become the center of a military escalation. Six days of air strikes and rebel shelling, split between the government forces and rebels, have killed some 200 people, two-thirds of them on the opposition side, says the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. The UN Envoy Staffan de Mistura appealed to the Presidents of the United States and Russia to intervene.
With me to discuss the situation is Patrick Cockburn and Joseph Daher. Patrick is the Middle East correspondent for the Independent and Joseph Daher teaches at the University of Lausanne in Geneva, Switzerland.