Airstrike hits hospital in Syria; many deaths reported
Civilians gaze at the ruins of a hospital reportedly struck Wednesday by Syrian government forces in the city of Aleppo.
November 21st, 2012
07:16 PM ET

Airstrike hits hospital in Syria; many deaths reported

At least 40 people were killed in an airstrike late Wednesday on a hospital in the besieged city of Aleppo, Syria, a rebel leader there told CNN. Read the full story here. Get updates on this developing story below:

[7:43 p.m.] - Counting the deaths reported at the hospital in Aleppo, the Local Coordination Committees of Syria, a network of opposition activists, reports a total 108 deaths in the country on Wednesday.

[7:21 p.m.] - Ralib al-Omar, with the Yusif al-Asma rebel group, said the attack targeted the Dar al-Shifa Hospital and that the dead included two nurses. Video posted by activists showed a collapsed building adjacent to the hospital.

Full roundup of news out of Syria on Wednesday

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    now the whole muslim world silence to it why because the airstrike is not from the isreal

    November 21, 2012 at 7:24 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Ivan Benedik T. Sadsad

    President Assad of Syria, please step down as a president of Syria to make peace and order in your country. Let the people of Syria be free and safe. Love your country because at the end you will just regret what you did about your country.

    Ivan Benedik T. Sadsad, 1LM1, University of Santo Tomas

    November 21, 2012 at 9:01 pm | Report abuse |
  3. mo

    I is now finally time. Will we fall by the wayside of former great empires? 1/2 wars include Korea, Vietnam, Afganistan, and so on. Our "leaders" wish to schnitzel a little off the top and leave some for a future day. That is not how this nation of immigrants became great. We were European immigrants who wanted to build a strong America, not takers. As Robin Trower puts it so accurately, "Takers get the honey, givers sing the blues."

    Wake up America! Our congress threw us under the bus 30 years ago. THAT is why there is a 2nd Amendment. Back in those days, corrupt governments had to be overthrown from within. Or, just roll over and grab a rice bowl - cause that's all you'll be eating.

    November 21, 2012 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse |
  4. BOMBO ©

    This is why there will not be a WWIII, muslims vs west, as some have predicted. They can't even stop fighting among themselves. They'll never even get Israel down, in fact.

    November 22, 2012 at 12:06 am | Report abuse |
  5. Arty

    It's very interesting that TV cameras seem to be in exactly the right place at just the right time to record explosions in the Middle East. Mmmmm.

    November 22, 2012 at 2:19 am | Report abuse |
  6. prince99x

    We wil fight to the last blood we are the syrian arab army we are the land guards
    long live our leader field marshal dr.bashar alassad
    this hospital was a terrorist s center and our airforce made agreat shot that bring down dead hundred at least of this pathetic s terrorist s

    November 22, 2012 at 8:33 am | Report abuse |
  7. The Prophet

    Any Government or regime can be taken down and overturned, the average person does not know and much less understand this but its in the history of Kings, the reason all nations have a defense system is not to protect their citizens, rather to defense their political governing system from their own citizens from overturning the government in power, and second other political systems from ruling their people. No country defense system is actually intended to protect its citizens.

    November 24, 2012 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Marielle

    President Assad, please abdicate your position as the president of Syria. Your people are crying for you to step down. With all due respect, please grant them the peace and stability of government that they deserve. As humans, it is within their rights to live. Your land is now stained with the blood of innocents. Not only that, but people who have no involvement with this are becoming casualties of war.

    Marielle Bernadette G. Manaig, 2LM2, University of Santo Tomas

    November 24, 2012 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Bernice

    President Assad of Syria, your people deserve a peaceful country free of bloodshed. With all due respect, please step down from the presidency. The people of Syria have a right to live in peace and harmony, but the suffering of countless civilians and soldiers proves that they do not have it. Give them peace. Give them stability.

    Bernice Erika B. Caña, 2BES2, University of Santo Tomas

    November 25, 2012 at 12:40 am | Report abuse |
  10. The Prophet

    President Assad of Syria, the people of Syria are not your people but the people of the land they live on, surrender your self to the gates of hail to pay for your deeds, or the the Russians to live. Russians are ready to take over your country and they will.

    The Prophet

    November 25, 2012 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  11. Christie Cruz

    President Bashar al-Assad, all human beings have civil rights which include the assurance of peoples' physical and mental integrity, life and safety. These are human rights, among many others, that you violate with each and every second you remain seated in the presidency, with each and every act committed on your orders. In the name of democracy, PLEASE. STEP. DOWN.

    Christie Cruz, 2ELS, University of Santo Tomas.

    November 26, 2012 at 7:41 am | Report abuse |
  12. marga

    Pres. Bashar al-Assad, please step down from your position. Many people lost their lives and are suffering from the abuse that is being experienced in Syria. Bring back their lives by stepping down from your position. They deserve to be free and live peacefully.

    Margareth Leyretana, 1LM1, University of Santo Tomas

    December 9, 2012 at 9:01 am | Report abuse |