Health facilities have repeatedly been targeted in the rebel-held Idlib region [File: Shafak Charity Organization via AP]

An artillery attack hit a hospital in Syria’s rebel-held Idlib province wounding seven people with one in critical condition, according to a UK-based charity.

Save the Children said artillery shells struck the southern wing of a health centre it supports on Thursday in the town of Maarat al-Numan in northwestern Syria.


About 60 patients, including children, were in the facility at the time of the attack, according to the NGO. A doctor was among the wounded, it added, without specifying who was behind the shelling.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Syrian government attacks hit the town of Maarat al-Numan on

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