Introduction The cutaneous leishmania[1], or leishmaniasis, threatens the residents of al-Lataminah city, particularly the vulnerable children. Up to 600 leishmania cases were reported in al-Lataminah alone between October 2018 and February 10, 2019.  According to the medical office in the city, 300 cases a month have been recorded since people returned home, notably after announcing a buffer zone[2] and a relative lull in the city. Testimonies obtained by STJ said the accumulation of garbage and cracks in drainage pipes in al-Lataminah...
The Syrian regular forces and their allies launched fierce attacks using artilleries and helicopters against the cities of Kafr Zita, al-Lataminah, al-Arbaeen, al-Sayyad, Latmeen, and Qalaat al-Madiq Castle, in Hama northern and western countryside[1], on 7, 8 and 9 Sep. 2018, leaving civilian casualties and significant material damage. Concurrently, on Sep. 7, 2018, the Syrian regime-held Mahardah city, in western Hama countryside, was attacked with cluster munitions, which resulted in the kill of 9 civilians and the injury of others. Websites loyal to the Syrian government point the fingers at the...
Introduction  Attacks on medical facilities and workers in Syria’s north and west increased during August 2018, as on August 30, 2018, the head doctor of the Surgical Specialist Hospital in Idlib city "Hussam Dubais" was abducted by unknown masked men from the building where he lives and been took to an unknown location, where he was tortured and brutally beaten before being released after two hours. On August 2, 2018, heavily armed militias of the Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham/HTS stormed the Uday al-Hussein hospital in Saraqib city, and assaulted members of the medical staff,...
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...