Pope Francis has decried the bombing of Aleppo in Syria, saying those responsible for killing civilians will have to answer to God.
Speaking in St Peter’s Square in Rome, he called it “an already martyred city, where everybody is dying”.
Russian-backed Syrian government forces have launched a fierce campaign to take control of rebel-held eastern areas.
At least 96 children have been killed and 223 injured in eastern Aleppo since Friday, children’s charity Unicef said.
“The children of Aleppo are trapped in a living nightmare,” said Unicef deputy executive director Justin Forsyth on Wednesday. “There are no words left to describe the suffering they are experiencing.”
Air strikes continued to hit the besieged neighbourhoods through Tuesday night. Local medical workers said that two major hospitals in eastern Aleppo were put out of service by the bombardment. The extent of the damage to the facilities was not immediately clear.
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