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 […]
War planes believed to be Russian targeted the “al-Bayan” hospital and the “al-Hakeem” specialist hospital for children in the Sha’ar district of Aleppo city, causing great material damage to both which forced them to close their services. This has raised the number of hospitals targeted in the last 48 hours to three hospitals.
War planes believed to be Russian targeted three hospitals in western rural Aleppo before Tuesday midnight and today, destroying them and rendering them out of service. The hospitals which were targeted are: Baghdad Hospital, Al-Atarib Hospital, and Buyooti Hospital. The bombing killed and injured a number of the medical staff working inside the hospitals. In […]
The Syrian Human Rights Committee (SHRC) has documented the targeting of nine hospitals and medical points during September 2016, in the highest number of attacks on hospitals to have taken place within one month during 2016. Four of the targeted hospitals were in Aleppo and three in Idlib, whilst one was in Hama and one […]
The Syrian Human Rights Committee (SHRC) documented the targeting of 11 hospitals and medical centres in August 2016, four of which were in rural Damascus, three in Aleppo, three in Homs, and one in Idlib. In addition, a directorate for health in the province of Idlib was targeted. SHRC also documented the continuation of the […]
July witnessed a sharp rise in the targeting of both the medical and relief sectors, with SHRC documenting the targeting of 24 hospitals and medical centres throughout the month- the highest average to be recorded in 2016 so far. The attacks were concentrated in the province of Aleppo, in which 15 of these hospitals were […]
War planes and helicopters targeted the al-Shi’ar district of Aleppo, killing 10 people and injuring approximately 20 others. The bombing targeted the al-Bayan Field Hospital as well as the al-Hakeem Children’s Hospital in the al-Ma’adi district, causing both hospitals to stop all services. The bombing also targeted the Abdul Hadi Faris Clinic in al-Ma’adi, causing […]
The medical teams at al-Ahli Hospital and the Children and Women’s Hospital in I’zaz (rural Aleppo) have announced that they will stop functioning until further notice. This announcement came after an armed group attacked the two doctors that were working at al-Ahli Hospital.
On Wednesday morning, an armed group kidnapped the nurse Khalid Eskief, who works in the Daqqaq hospital in the al-Sha’aar district of Aleppo which falls under the control of the armed opposition, returning him seven hours later with signs of torture through the use of electricity and sharp tools visible on his body. He died […]
During the month of October, Syrian and Russian war planes targeted medical centres and their staff- including paramedics- across various Syrian cities in a systematic manner, and in a manner more aggressive than that of previous months. SHRC documented the targeting of 15 hospitals and medical centres, five of which were in Aleppo, three in […]