The civil defense in the district of Alwaer in Homs on Wednesday appealed to the international community and human rights organizations to “put pressure on the Assad regime to stop the deliberate and systematic targeting of its centers in the besieged district.”
A civil defense center in Alwaer was put out of service after being hit with explosive cylinders on Wednesday. The attack left a rescue worker injured and destroyed an ambulance.
In December, the same center was hit with rocket shelling that put it out of service. The shelling also targeted the Teachers Institute in the district.
Doctor Abu Majd Alkhalidi said that 11 civilians, including three children and three women, were killed and 45 others wounded in regime airstrikes on Alwaer on Wednesday. Five of the injured had to undergo amputations as medical centers in the district lack the necessary equipment to treat serious injuries, Alkhalidid added. Hospitals issued an emergency call for blood donations in view of the high casualties.
Residents trapped in Alwaer district suffer severe shortages of medicines and medical equipment as well as high prices of infant formula due to the blockade regime forces impose on the district. Regime checkpoints besieging the district have repeatedly prevented the ill and injured from leaving the district for treatment.
On December 7, regime forces threatened they would escalate bombardment on the district should the residents refuse to leave or lay down their weapons. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Office + Smart News Network)