Syrian Regime Bombs Two Remaining Hospitals In Damascus
The last two remaining hospitals in the Damascus Suburbs have been rendered out of commission following extensive bombing by the Syria Regime. These bombings are in conjugation with numerous other attacks perpetrated on medical personnel and centers by the Syrian Regime and Russian forces.
Recent attacks on Damascus and Aleppo point to the Syrian Regime and Russian forces deliberately attacking hospitals and other civilian areas, causing civilian casualties. The deliberate attacks directly violate international humanitarian laws and Security Council Resolutions.
The Syrian Network for Human Rights recorded the Al Salam hospital in Al Hama was targeted with two barrel bombs on Wednesday, October 5th 2016. The attack left two medical personnel dead and rendered the hospital out of commission. This was the only hospital in the Al Hama town, leaving injured civilians with no medical facility.
On the same day, the Siad Al Beqaa'ie hospital in Khan Al Sheih town was targeted with barrel bombs by the Syrian Regime, leaving the hospital without power. The following day, the Syrian regime targeted the hospital with 16 barrel bombs, destroying the hospital and rendering out of commission according to the SNHR.
“There is no difference between threating residents with a white weapon or a firearm or leveling their houses directly to force them to immigrate and flee and besieging, bombing, and targeting their houses, hospitals, and vital facilities for months or even years. The final outcome will always be the same: forced displacement and demographic change" says Fadel Abdul Ghani, chairman of SNHR.
The SNHR states, "These anarchic, deliberate, or disproportionate attacks are unlawful attacks...the Syrian people will never forget this." The Security Council and United Nations General Assembly have a duty to take action and stand for the rights of the Syrian people.
Syrian Network For Human Rights