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Aleppo Hospital Hit by Barrel Bombs, Cluster Bomb, Nurse Says

Russian-made cluster bombs were used in an attack on the same hospital earlier this week

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    Medics inspect the damage outside a field hospital after an airstrike in the rebel-held al-Maadi neighborhood of Aleppo, Syria on Sept. 28, 2016.

    Bombs knocked out one of besieged Aleppo's last remaining hospitals Saturday, a nurse inside the facility told NBC News.

    Abo Rajab said two crudely made barrel bombs hit M10 — one in front of the hospital and other behind — at 11 a.m. (4 a.m. ET). Within two hours at least one cluster bomb struck the facility, he said.

    While there were no casualties, all the patients had to be evacuated, Rajab said by telephone.

    A worker with the Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS) reported a similar attack. NBC News was not able to independently confirm the separate accounts but they appeared consistent.

    Russian-made cluster bombs — weapons that kill indiscriminately and inflict long-lasting damage — were used in an attack on the same hospital earlier this week, a video obtained by NBC News appeared to show.