The Syrian Coalition calls upon the UN Security Council to intervene immediately to stop bombing of civilians and hospitals by both Assad and Russia. Since September 30, nearly 23 hospitals and health facilities were targeted by Russian and Assad forces airstrikes.
“We urge human rights organizations to act and expose the war crimes and crimes against humanity committed by Assad and Russia and to prosecute those responsible before international justice,” the Syrian Coalition said in a statement released today.
The Syrian Coalition strongly condemned the brutal airstrikes carried out by Russian jet fighters on Tuesday evening against Bernas children hospital in rural Latakia. The Russian airstrikes also hit the Rabia hospital in Mount Turkmen and the Medical and Technical Institute where about 200 students were receiving training in the fields of nursing, anesthesia and obstetrics.
Bernas hospital, now shut down as a result of the attack, offered services for around 350 women per month, including 100 C-section operations. It also offered nearly 700 medical review of sick women and children each month.
Last month, Russian jet fighters bombed the headquarters of the Free University of Aleppo in the towns of Kafr Hamra and Daret Izza in rural Aleppo, causing them to shut down in addition to causing an exodus of people from the targeted areas. (Source: Syrian Coalition)