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All Hospitals In East Aleppo Close Following Intensified Airstrikes; U.S. Urges Russia To Take Measures To Stop Violence

New York Times: Aleppo Bombs Leave Quarter Million ‘Living in Hell’ and Without Hospital Care
“The remaining hospitals on the rebel-held side of Aleppo, Syria, have been badly damaged and forced to stop providing care amid an intensifying bombardment, according to the World Health Organization…” (Rubin/Saad, 11/20).

Reuters: All hospitals in East Aleppo out of action — health directorate
“…White House National Security Adviser Susan Rice said the United States condemned ‘in the strongest terms’ the latest air strikes against hospitals and urged Russia, an ally of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, to take steps to halt the violence…” (McDowell, 11/19).

Wall Street Journal: Aleppo’s Hospitals Close Down After Heavy Bombardment
“… ‘This destruction to the vital infrastructure has left the besieged and resilient people … without any medical facilities to provide treatment and a chance to save their lives,’ according to a statement released by the directorate, which is based in the east. ‘And [it] has left them to die, which is what the regime is trying to achieve’…” (Abdulrahim/Alakraa, 11/19).

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