The Assad regime and Russia continue to target medical centers and field hospitals in rural Hama and Idlib. Airstrikes targeted medical workers in the town of Kafarzeita in rural Hama on Sunday, killing three volunteers with the ambulance system at the Hama Free Health Directorate.
Local activists said that Russian jets directly hit an ambulance belonging to the Free Health Directorate in Hama near Kafarzeita, killing two paramedics and the driver.
In a statement issued on Sunday, the Directorate called on the United Nations and the international community to shoulder their responsibilities with regard to stopping the bombing and the protection of medical workers.
The Assad regime and its Russian ally are stepping up their attacks on northwestern Syria, killing any semblance of life and targeting medical workers and ambulances, the statement said. “These attacks violate all international conventions and norms enshrined in the UN resolutions on the safety of civilians and the sparing of medical and humanitarian workers.”
“In a new violation against medical workers, the Russian occupation air force bombed an ambulance belonging to the Free Health Directorate on Sunday, killing paramedics Mustafa al-Hassan and Suleiman al-Mohammed and the driver Abdelbaset Mubarak.”
The Directorate said that it would continue to help civilians and to save lives.
According to monitoring groups, the Russian and Assad regime forces have targeted 63 medical centers, 27 civil defense centers, 91 educational facilities, eight IDPs camps, 14 bakeries, 13 public markets, two water stations, and three power plants since the start of their military escalation in northwestern Syria in February.
Around 90 days ago, the Assad regime and Russian air forces stepped up aerial bombardment of the liberated areas, mainly targeting vital civilian centers such as hospitals, schools, and civil defense centers. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)