Hospital hit in wave of airstrikes across west-central Syria

DAMASCUS, Syria – A hospital in Northern Hama in west-central Syria has been largely destroyed as a wave oif airstrikes carried out across the region.

The bombings which took place on Sunday afternoon hit targets in the northern Hama governorate, located north of Damascus and north of Homs.

“On Sunday April 28 at 1:30 pm the Al Madiq Hospital in Northern Hama, Syria was hit by an air strike and heavily damaged,” a statement by the Union of Medical Care and Relief Organizations, issued at the organization’s Geneva, Switzerland headquarters on Sunday said.

“There were no injuries or casualties and the facility is now out of service.”

“The hospital, which was supported by UOSSM until the end of March, was one of the few remaining operating hospitals in the region and served as a women and children’s specialty facility,” the statement said.

“The facility offered maternity services, child services and general surgeries serving approximately 8,000 beneficiaries a month.”

“Five civilians were also killed in the region during the same wave of airstrikes,” the statement said.

UOSSM denounces attacks on medical facilities, aid workers and civilians. These attacks clearly constitute a war crime and perpetrators must be held accountable by the international community,” the Union of Medical Care and Relief Organizations statement said.

(File photo).

Published at Sun, 28 Apr 2019 17:14:05 +0000, source Hospital hit in wave of airstrikes across west-central Syria.

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