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Syria air strike hits Aleppo hospital

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A man walks through a room at Dar Al Shifa Hospital, damaged in yesterday's Syrian Air force air strike, in the Sha'aar neighborhood of Aleppo on Aug. 15. The patients that were in the hospital when the air strike happened have now all been evacuated.

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A man walks through a room at Dar Al Shifa Hospital, damaged in yesterday's Syrian Air force air strike, in the Sha'aar neighbourhood of Aleppo on Aug. 15. The patients that were in the hospital when the air strike happened have now all been evacuated.

Goran Tomasevic / Reuters

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Reuters reports -- Syrian air force missiles struck a hospital in a rebel-held area of Aleppo wounding one person, a doctor there said on Wednesday, and Human Rights Watch called it was an attack in violation of international law.

Reuters saw at least two gaping holes in the walls and major damage to four floors of the Al Shifaa Hospital which was hit on Tuesday.

"If we had lingered just another five minutes, we would have died," said the doctor who identified himself as Dr. Younes. He said he had been performing an operation on the fifth floor just minutes before the attack. He was smeared with blood from treating four patients for shrapnel wounds.

There had been 15 patients in the hospital at the time of the attack, all of whom were transferred elsewhere, he said.

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A Free Syrian Army fighter fires an AK-47 rifle in Aleppo on Aug. 15.

Goran Tomasevic / Reuters

Smoke rises over a building shelled by Syrian Army mortar in Aleppo on Aug. 15.