Doctors, Patients Reportedly Killed In Airstrike On Syrian Hospital05:39
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Syrian men carry an injured youth in the government-controlled side of the northern city of Aleppo following fighting between regime forces and rebels on April 28, 2016. The Syrian army was preparing an offensive to retake the whole of Aleppo, as fighting in the divided second city killed 38 civilians in a new blow for a tattered truce. Nearly 200 people have been killed in Aleppo in the past week as rebels have pounded government-held neighborhoods with rocket and artillery fire and the regime has hit rebel areas with air raids. U.N. envoy Staffan de Mistura warned the hard-won February 27 ceasefire was now "barely alive" and pleaded for urgent action by its cosponsors Russia and the United States to rescue it. But pro-government newspaper Al-Watan said the army was now poised for a "decisive battle" for Aleppo and the surrounding province which would begin in the coming days. (George Ourealian/AFP/Getty Images)
Syrian men carry an injured youth in the government-controlled side of the northern city of Aleppo following fighting between regime forces and rebels on April 28, 2016. The Syrian army was preparing an offensive to retake the whole of Aleppo, as fighting in the divided second city killed 38 civilians in a new blow for a tattered truce. Nearly 200 people have been killed in Aleppo in the past week as rebels have pounded government-held neighborhoods with rocket and artillery fire and the regime has hit rebel areas with air raids. U.N. envoy Staffan de Mistura warned the hard-won February 27 ceasefire was now "barely alive" and pleaded for urgent action by its cosponsors Russia and the United States to rescue it. But pro-government newspaper Al-Watan said the army was now poised for a "decisive battle" for Aleppo and the surrounding province which would begin in the coming days. (George Ourealian/AFP/Getty Images)
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A hospital backed by Doctors Without Borders and the International Committee of the Red Cross was hit overnight by an airstrike in the Syrian city of Aleppo. Patients, children and doctors are among the dead.

More than 60 people have been killed in Aleppo in the last 24 hours, and the Red Cross is warning that the city is on the brink of a humanitarian disaster, with fighting once again intensifying there.

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson talks with Jim Muir, Middle East correspondent for the BBC, about the strike, and what it might mean for the fragile ceasefire that's been in place since late February, and the U.N.-brokered peace talks that resumed last month.

Note: This BBC interview can be heard in the Here & Now podcast or with the WBUR app.

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This segment aired on April 28, 2016.

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