UN: Six Syria enclave hospitals bombed in two days

Men inspect damages after an airstrike on the rebel-held city of Douma, in the eastern Damascus suburb of Ghouta, Syria November 2, 2017. (Reuters)

Six hospitals have been struck over two days in the Syrian rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta, putting three out of service and killing several people, the United Nations said Tuesday.

"I am appalled and distressed by reports of the horrifying attacks against six hospitals in East Ghouta over the past 48 hours," said Panos Moumtzis, the UN's regional humanitarian coordinator for the Syria crisis.

In addition to the six listed by the UN, another key hospital was hit and put out of service Tuesday, the Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS) said.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:51 - GMT 06:51