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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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Syrian hospital bombings 'unacceptable', says Benn

Hilary Benn has said those behind the attack on a hospital in Syria must be brought to justice Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA

Shadow Foreign Secretary Hilary Benn has said the bombing of two hospitals in northern Syria on Monday was "completely unacceptable" and a "clear breach of international humanitarian law".

The Labour MP said: “Those responsible must be brought to justice and it reinforces the need for the United Nations Security Council to refer this situation to the International Criminal Court.

“These continuing air attacks on civilians by Russia and the Syrian government must end immediately through the implementation of a ceasefire.”

Turkey has accused Russia of being responsible for the airstrikes. Russia has denied the allegations.

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