The Syrian Network for Human Right (SNHR) said it had documented the death of 18 medical personnel in August 2015 by regime forces, detailed as follows: a doctor, a pharmacist, six nurses including a woman, eight paramedics and two medical cadres. ISIL killed a volunteer in the Syrian Red Crescent.
“The consistent bombing and targeting of medical facilities and medical teams since 2011 by the different conflict parties indicates a systematic policy that only aims to kill more victims and deepens the suffering of the injured civilians and rebels.” The SNHR said in a report released today.
“The Syrian government has blatantly violated both the International Humanitarian Law and the norms of the Humanitarian law; particularly Article 3 of Geneva Conventions and the international humanitarian law and committed crimes that can be openly classified as war crimes when it targeted medics as well as crimes against humanity through these numerous acts of killing.”
“The employment of weapons in indiscriminate bombing is an explicit violation of the international humanitarian law.”
“The UN Security Council should uphold its legal and moral responsibilities in respect to what happening in Syria instead of only watching the daily bloodbath only becoming bigger. Russia and China should stop protecting the Syrian regime after it was proven that it has perpetrated war crime and crimes against humanity. Also, the International Community should take further steps to protect the lives of the Syrian people if Russia and China didn’t change their positions,” the SNHR added. (Source: Syrian Coalition + SNHR)