Ban Ki-moon: Aleppo worse than slaughterhouse

The situation in Aleppo is worse than a slaughterhouse, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has said.

Mr Ban's comments were made at a UN Security Council meeting just hours after Russian or Syrian warplanes bombed two hospitals in the besieged city.

A slaughterhouse is "more humane" than the current situation in Aleppo, he added.

Mr Ban continued: "Hospitals, clinics, ambulances and medical staff in Aleppo are under attack around the clock.

"According to Physicians for Human rights, 95% of medical personnel who were in Aleppo before the war have fled, been detained or killed.

"This is a war against Syrian health workers."