Assad Regime & Russia Systemically Targeting Health Facilities in Dara’a in Repeat of Eastern Ghouta & Aleppo Scenarios
The Assad regime and Russian air forces have bombed most of the healthcare facilities and field hospitals in Dara’a province, putting them out of service. The attacks have the earmarks of the war crimes the Assad regime and its allies committed earlier in their bombing campaigns on eastern Ghouta and Aleppo.
Local news networks reported intensive airstrikes and rocket shelling of rural Dara’a, targeting mainly vital civilian facilities, especially medical centers in eastern rural Dara’a. Local activists reported huge explosions resulting from what they believed the use of internationally prohibited weapons in the bombings.
Activists said that the destruction of vital civilian facilities have further worsened the humanitarian conditions in the area, forcing residents to move to relatively safer areas and to the Jordanian border.
The bombings on eastern rural Dara’a killed a civilian in the town of Jiza, three others in each of the towns of Musaifra and Al-Hirak in the early morning hours of Wednesday. Activists pointed out that the bombings also left dozens of civilians injured, some in critical conditions.
Ten more civilians, including children, were killed in Russian airstrikes on western rural Dara’a on Tuesday, while over 20 others were injured. The most violent airstrikes hit the towns of Nawa, Adwan and Sheikh Saad. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)