The Latest: MSF says Syria hospital bombing killed 50

The medical charity Doctors Without Borders says the death toll from the bombing of a hospital and nearby buildings in Aleppo in Syria has risen to 50, including 6 medical staff and patients. The organization, also known by its French acronym MSF, says in a Friday statement that the bombing a day earlier of Quds hospital, in a rebel-held neighborhood of the city, destroyed one of the last remaining places in Aleppo in which “you could still find humanity.” The ministry said Friday that no one was injured when one mortar hit the consulate grounds and three more exploded just outside the fence the previous afternoon. The shelling comes after government airstrikes on rebel-held parts of Aleppo were reported shortly after a morning lull had engulfed the contested city, following days of deadly violence that killed scores. Syrian opposition activists say government warplanes have launched fresh air raids on rebel-held parts of the northern city of Aleppo. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said one person was killed while another activist group, the Local Coordination Committees, said three died in the strikes. The carnage has propelled the city — contested since the summer of 2012 when opposition fighters stormed it and took over several neighborhoods — once again as a main battlefield in Syria’s devastating civil war.

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