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Syria, Russia targeted 67 medical facilities since April 2019

Damaged ambulances are seen after an airstrike targeted a medical center in Binnis district of Idlib, Syria on 13 October 2016. [Firas Faham - Anadolu Agency]
Damaged ambulances are seen after an airstrike targeted a medical center in Binnis district of Idlib, Syria on 13 October 2016. [Firas Faham - Anadolu Agency]

The Syrian regime and its ally Russia have targeted 67 medical facilities in north-west Syria since 26 April 2019, the Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) reported yesterday.

In a 28-page report, the organisation said the Syrian-Russian alliance are by far the primary perpetrators of attacks against medical facilities in Syria over the last nine years of the civil war.

“After the Security Council’s failure to protect the medical facilities in Syria from brutal Russian bombing, there is no hope for ending these ongoing war crimes except through the establishment of an international civilized humanitarian coalition led by the United States of America, European states, Canada, and Australia that aims to protect civilians and stop the bombing of medical facilities,” Fadel Abdul Ghany, chairman of SNHR, said.

Yesterday, two Syrians working for Oxfam International as aid workers were killed in an attack in the southern Syria governorate of Daraa, the international aid group said in a statement.

Since the start of the Syrian civil war, at least 1,000 humanitarian aid workers have been killed, according to figures compiled by the Syrian Network for Human Rights.

READ: Russia, Syria regime deliberately attack civilians, UN says

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