Health workers operating in Syria’s north on Sunday organized a sit-in protest to condemn the Assad regime and Russia’s targeting of hospitals and healthcare facilities in rural Aleppo.
Medical workers operating in the town of Atareb, west of Aleppo, held signs that read “safety of medical workers is the responsibility of everyone, “no to attacks on healthcare centers.”
In Idlib province, nearly 500 doctors and nurses rallied in the town of Atmeh near the Turkish border, condemning attacks on healthcare facilities and urging the international community to protect them against attacks by the Assad regime and Russian forces. They stressed that these attacks constituted war crimes under the international law.
Other towns and villages in rural Aleppo saw similar protests by medical workers, especially the towns of Daret Azza, Kafar Hamra, and Anadan. The participants denounced the Assad regime and Russia’s repeated attacks on medical personnel, hospitals and medical facilities.
The protesters emphasized that medical personnel are part of an international system, noting that ensuring their protection is the responsibility of the United Nations and the international community. They pointed out that they were providing medical services and health care without discrimination and regardless of political affiliations or views.
The Syrian Coalition, meanwhile, stressed that the Assad regime and Russia’s deliberate attacks on hospitals, infrastructure and vital civilian centers are aimed at forcing the Syrian people to surrender. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)