Aerial bombardment by the Assad regime and Russian forces targeting large areas of the provinces of Idlib and Hama knocked out four hospitals on Sunday. The airstrikes also killed a nurse and a civilian in one of these hospitals.
Local activists said that a Russian jet fired four bombs at the Surgical Hospital in the town of Kifranabel, killing a nurse and a civilian. The attack also injured four people and knocked the hospital out of service.
The Assad regime and Russian air forces also bombed the Nabd al-Hayat Hospital in the town of Haas in rural Idlib, putting the facility out of service.
The activists pointed out that a Russian jet bombed a women and children hospital in the village of Tarmala, putting it out of service. Helicopters of the Assad regime dropped barrel bombs on the Cave Hospital in the town of Kafarzita in northern rural Hama, also putting it out of service.
The violent aerial and ground bombardment killed more than 20 civilians and wounded dozens more in Idlib province on Sunday. It also triggered a mass exodus of civilians from northern and western rural Hama as well as southern rural Idlib. The majority of the people fleeing the bombardment sought refuge in IDP camps in the far north.
The Emergency Response Coordinators Team on Saturday said that the Russian and Assad regime forces bombed more than 91 targets in northern rural Hama and southern rural Idlib. The targets included 13 vital civilian centers, including four medical centers, two civilian defense centers, two IDP camps, and five educational facilities.
The Syrian Coalition earlier called on the international community to take immediate action to save civilians in the Idlib and Hama countryside, especially women and children by putting an end to the bombing campaign and mass displacement of civilians.
The Assad regime and Russian forces have stepped up the bombing campaign on northwestern Syria since April 26 in violation of the Idlib agreement calling for a ceasefire and the establishment of a demilitarized zone in the region. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)