Rights group Amnesty International has accused the Syrian government and Russian forces of deliberately targeting hospitals as a strategy of war in Syria's conflict. It says the attacks amount to war crimes.
Attacks against hospitals and clinics from Afghanistan to South Sudan and Yemen have grown distressingly common in recent years, killing hundreds, forcing the shuttering of numerous medical facilities, and adding to the misery of already war-torn nations.
On February 15, four hospitals and a school in provinces of Aleppo and Idlib were struck by airstrikes and missile attacks, leaving civilian casualties, including women and children. Two of the four hospitals attacked were supported by SAMS, another one was supported by Doctors Without Borders (MSF), and the fourth hospital attacked was an OBGYN/neonatal clinic.
The double attack on the Médecins Sans Frontières-supported hospital in Idlib Governorate, Syria on Monday killed 9 staff and 16 patients, a death toll expected to rise as the rubble is cleared. Michiel Hofman, MSF Senior Humanitarian Specialist takes a look at the parties involved in this conflict and the victims of the war.
About 50 civilians were killed when missiles hit five medical centers and two schools in rebel-held Syrian towns. The carnage occurred as Russian-backed Syrian troops intensified their push toward the rebel stronghold of Aleppo.
A new report presents a documented analysis of the medical and humanitarian consequences of the intensification of the military campaign in 2015, based on medical reports and data from 70 clinics and hospitals in Syria supported by Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF).
BEIRUT — Airstrikes hit four hospitals in rebel-held northern Syria on Monday, including child and maternity facilities, international aid officials and witnesses reported. The United Nations said at least 50 people were killed, including children.