‘Medecins Sans Frontieres run by French intelligence’, says Assad regime

Syria’s representative at the United Nations has defended Russia and the Assad regime from accusations that they bombed a Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) hospital on Monday by saying the organisation is a front for French intelligence.

The MSF hospital in the north-western, rebel-held province of Idlib was bombed twice with two missiles each time on Monday morning. Five patients, including a chlid, five members of hospital staff and a caretaker were killed, with two members of staff still missing presumed dead.