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Introduction: Syrian regular forces and their allies continued their military escalation on Idlib countryside during April 2018; they not only shelled the residential neighborhoods and educational institutions, but also targeted several hospitals and medical facilities since the onset of the campaign[1]. The most recent was on April 25, 2018, when the Syrian regime helicopter dropped four barrel bombs on the medical center in Kafr Sijnah[2] town, one of which fell directly on the center, causing significant destruction and made it out of service completely. According to STJ's field...
Introduction: During April 2018, cities and towns of the northern countryside of Hama witnessed a violent military escalation by Syrian regular forces and their allies; they were bombarded with several types of weapons, including incendiary substances. On April 26, 2018, Kafr Zita city[1] was shelled with several artillery shells loaded with incendiary substances similar to phosphorous, causing significant material damage to civilians' property. Kafr Zita had been already bombarded with incendiary substances three times in April 2018. Shelling of the Syrian regular forces was not limited only to Kafr Zita, as...
Preface: Several hospitals and other medical facilities, including the Kafr Zita Specialist Hospital in Hama countryside, have been subjected to violent airstrikes in the context of the military campaign launched by the Syrian regular forces and its allies since October 2017, with the aim to control villages and towns in the countryside of Hama and Idlib[1]. Warplanes believed to be Russian directly targeted Kafr Zita Hospital on May 2, 2018, with two thermobaric missiles, which resulted in the destruction of the hospital and put it out of service and caused the death of one...