'Only babies': Syrian video appears to show neonatal ward after bombing

Syrian activists are sharing a harrowing video that appears to show a neonatal ward in a bombed out hospital in the town of Azaz, Aleppo.

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Reportedly filmed by a nurse on scene, the 30-second clip shows babies squirming and crying inside incubators, and rubble and machinery strewn on the concrete floor.

In the background, a high-pitched alarm wails and voices speak frantically.

The Paris-based organization Syria Charity shared the video on Twitter on Monday, along with a message in French.

1ers instants après le bombardement. Pas de terroristes, ni de combattants, de simples bébés #CrimeContreHumanitairepic.twitter.com/wzW9EXMiFa

— Syria Charity (@SyriaCharity) February 15, 2016

"The first moments after the bombing," the translated tweet reads. "Not terrorists or fighters, only babies #CrimeAgainstHumanity."

It is unclear how many people died or were injured in the Azaz hospital airstrike.

According to an Associated Press report, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported five casualties, including three children and a pregnant woman, and 30 injuries. Another activist told AP that 10 people were killed.

Other reports of attacks on hospitals and civilians also emerged this week.

An airstrike in the province of Idlib destroyed a clinic supported by Doctors Without Borders and left nine dead, while seven others died in an attack on a school.

Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights blamed Russian bombers for the deadly Idlib attack, AP reported, but Moscow denied the claim, calling it an "unsubstantiated accusation."

With files from The Associated Press



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