A Russian female army medic was killed in a hospital shelling by militants of the opposition forces in the Syrian city of Aleppo while two other medics were wounded, Russia’s Defense Ministry spokesman Major-General Igor Konashenkov said on Monday.


Medics in Aleppo


“Today, from 12:21 to 12:30 Moscow time, the medical center of the Defense Ministry’s mobile hospital was subjected to the militants’ artillery fire while receiving local residents. As a mine directly hit the hospital’s reception department, one Russian female medic was killed. Two other medics were heavily wounded. Local residents who had come to visit the doctors were also hurt,” the spokesman said.


The militants who shelled a hospital in Aleppo had been aware of its exact location:


“No doubt, the opposition’s gunmen carried out the shelling. We understand where the militants got the precise data and coordinates of the reception of the Russian hospital at the moment when it began working,” Konashenkov said.