SHRC Lens The centre for the 403 Civil Defence is located south of Khan Shaykhun city in southern rural Idlib province, to the west of Autostrade Damascus- Aleppo International, and belongs to the Civil Defence Centre in Idlib province. At 2am on Friday the 22nd of September 2017, warplanes thought to be Russian carried out […]
Increase in Attacks on Medical and Relief Sector in September 2017
September 2017 witnessed a sharp increase in attacks on the medical and relief sector in Syria. The main reason for this increase was the Russian onslaught on Idlib, which began on 19/9/2017. The Syrian Human Rights Committee (SHRC) documented the targeting of nine hospitals and medical points, six of which were in Idlib, two in […]
Targeting of the Medical and Relief Sector in November 2016
During November 2016, the Syrian Human Rights Committee (SHRC) documented the targeting of 14 hospitals and medical points, 10 of which were in Aleppo, two in Idlib, one in Hama and one in Homs, in addition to a pharmacy which was targeted in Aleppo. SHRC also documented the continuation in the targeting of relief and […]
Civil Defence Continues to be Targeted in Aleppo
War planes targeted an ambulance of the civil defence in Hayaan (rural Aleppo) whilst it was on its way to collect injured people in Kafr Hamra after an attack which took place on Sunday morning. The vehicle was left with moderate material damage. The civil defence in Aleppo had also mourned two of its officers […]
Artillery Shell Targets Civil Defence Team in al-Marj
Regime forces targeted the town of al-Mid’ani in al-Marj, rural Damascus, with artillery shells, killing one person and injuring a number of others. Whilst the civil defence rescued the injured, another shell fell close to the team, injuring officer Khalid Saleem and causing moderate damage to the ambulance they were using.
Ghouta Ambulance Crushed by Rocket
Syrian regime forces targeted an ambulance of the Medical Biological Organisation in al-Baharia (the Eastern Ghouta) with rockets and artillery bombing, completely destroying the ambulance as it was being used to carry out duties. No injuries or victims of medical staff were documented.
War Planes Attack Civil Defence Centre in Idlib
War planes targeted a civil defence centre in the town of Kafrtkharim in rural Idlib at Wednesday dawn, killing one person and injuring five others, including an officer of the centre. A young female child that was caught in the rubble was also rescued. The bombing damaged an ambulance which was in the centre.
Air Strikes and Rocket Fire End Truce in Eastern Ghouta
The city of Douma in rural Damascus, was subjected to bombing with cluster bombs and SS missiles, killing at least 12 people, including two children and a physician, and injuring approximately 50 others. The rocket fire targeted residential areas in the city; a rocket also fell on a mosque and an ambulance was targeted. War […]
Zamalka Paramedic Team Attacked
An ambulance and paramedic unit of the Civil Defence were targeted by regime forces in Zamalka (the Eastern Ghouta), leaving six paramedics injured, two of whom are in a critical state. The attack also damaged the ambulance they were driving.