"The rebels are not blameless. They have intensified their shelling of the government-held part of the city, making life more dangerous for civilians there. On May 3rd a mortar shell fired by rebels killed three people in a hospital. The rebels said they were aiming at a tank nearby." No, in fact, the rebels first denied anything happening. They then claimed that the Syrian regime bombed the hospital to blame the rebels. But the Economist could not help admit the bombing the hospital without inserting a justification.