Thursday, 08 February 2018 15:23

Rights Group Records 64 Attacks on Vital Civilian Centers in Eastern Ghouta in Past Three Months

The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) said it had recorded no fewer than 64 attacks by the Assad regime and Russian forces on vital civilian centers in eastern Ghouta in the period between November 14, 2017 and February 6, 2018.

In a report issued on Wednesday, the Network said that the attacks targeted 15 mosques, seven health facilities, 19 public markets, six schools, three kindergartens, one ambulance, one orphanage, ten civil defense centers, a Syrian Arab Red Crescent ambulance, and a services center.

The monitoring group pointed out the attacks were part of the intensified bombing campaign the Assad regime and Russian forces unleashed in eastern Ghouta over the past four months.

The Network indicated that internationally banned gases and weapons were used in the attacks on eastern Ghouta during the reporting period but did not mention the number of victims of such attacks targeting civilian centers.

According to the report, regime forces used cluster munitions in four attacks and poison gas in three others, including the toxic chlorine gas.

In a separate report detailing attacks on medical and civil defense personnel in Syria in January, the Network said that nine people were killed in around 45 attacks on medical centers and civil defense centers across Syria in that month.

Local activists said that the towns and villages in rural Idlib have been left without operational health centers and hospitals as a result of the ongoing bombing campaign by the Assad regime and Russian air forces.

Idlib News Network on Tuesday said the Assad regime and Russian airstrikes targeted at least 15 health facilities in rural Idlib in the period between January 15 and February 5.

According to the Network, there are now no operational hospitals to receive the wounded and sick, adding that many towns and villages are now left without any health centers as a result of the ongoing bombing campaign by the Assad regime and Russian air forces. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)

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