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Goal's Derek O'Rourke on why humanitarians are considered 'preferred targets' in Syria

Derek O'Rourke

Published 09/03/2016 | 12:01

Heavy smoke rises from a location said to be a Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) supported hospital in Marat al Numan, Idlib, Syria. Reuters/Social Media Website via Reuters
Heavy smoke rises from a location said to be a Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) supported hospital in Marat al Numan, Idlib, Syria. Reuters/Social Media Website via Reuters

IMAGINE the following scenario:

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A hospital in your town is hit by an airstrike.

The top floor collapses down onto the second floor, and several medical staff and patients are killed or trapped in the rubble.

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