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A heated exchange at State Department briefing

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 01:39

Tempers fray at the State Department as a spokesman is pressed on claims of Russia bombing hospitals in Syria. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) U.S. State Department spokesman John Kirby told reporters during a briefing at the State Department, on Wednesday (November 16) that Russia and the Syrian regime have bombed five hospitals in Syria and at least one mobile clinic. "They've allowed no food or humanitarian assistance into east Aleppo and the regime in Russia have now let Aleppo's residents starve, all while seeking praise from the international community for halting indiscriminate strikes for three weeks. Again, five hospitals and at least one, maybe more, mobile clinic. That doesn't sound to me like a halt in indiscriminate attacks," Kirby said. Kirby was then pressed by different journalists on the location of the hospitals or to make the source of the hospital strike claims public. The Russia Today reporter was later seen leaving the briefing before it had concluded.

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A heated exchange at State Department briefing

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 01:39