The Syrian Network for Human Rights on Wednesday issued a new report detailing attacks by the Assad regime and Russian forces on healthcare facilities in northwestern Syria. The Syrian Coalition said that these attacks are aimed at putting more pressure on civilians and forcing them to flee.
The report talked about systematic attacks on medical centers as the Assad regime and Russian forces have further stepped up the bombing campaign in the de-escalation zone in Idlib and the Hama countryside.
The Network said that it had counted no fewer than 29 attacks on medical centers that killed at least four medical personnel since April 26, noting that the Assad regime was responsible for 15 attacks, while the Russian forces carried out 14 attacks.
The report indicated that at least 24 medical centers were damaged as result of these attacks, six of which were on the de-conflicted list provided to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).
The Network warned that the continued attacks on healthcare facilities would affect the lives of civilians in the area and force them to leave their homes.
The Network called for a halt to all attacks violating the International Humanitarian Law as it called for the establishment of alliances to support and protect the Syrian people. It also called for resorting to Chapter VII of the UN Charter and the use of the principle of the responsibility to protect approved by the UN General Assembly. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)