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Russia denies 'war crime' claim after fatal hospital airstrikes

The Kremlin has rejected claims that Russia has committed a 'war crime' stating accusations it was behind the bombing of a hospital in Syria are "unfounded".

It comes after Turkey accused Russia of an "obvious war crime" yesterday after almost 50 civilians were thought to have been killed in missile attacks in northern Syria.

The attacks took place in the Idlib province and Azaz near the Turkish border.

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Turkey accuses Russia of 'obvious war crime' in Syria

Turkey's foreign ministry has accused Russia of carrying out "an obvious war crime" on a hospital near the Turkey-Syria border which was hit by missiles on Monday.

A hospital was destroyed by the airstrikes in rebel-held areas of Syria. Credit: Reuters

Tens of people were killed when two schools, a hospital and a Medecins Sans Frontieres medical centre were hit by the airstrikes in the town of

It comes as Syrian troops have been intensifying their push toward the rebel stronghold of Aleppo, backed by Russia.

Turkey warned that bigger and more serious consequences would be inevitable if Russia does not immediately end attacks of this nature.

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