Ambulance System Bombed in Maarat Al-Nouman, Syria
An ambulance system point was directly targeted today, June 27, at 12:55 pm Damascus time, damaging two ambulances and causing major damage to the building, windows and doors. The facility was put out of service. No casualties were reported. Ambulances are discharged from this point to help those wounded in attacks and transport them to area hospitals. Just one week ago an ambulance, transporting a wounded victim of an attack was targeted by an airstrike killing three paramedics and the patient.
Since April 28, 27 medical facilities have been attacked and put out of service and at least 60 other medical facilities have suspended operations due to the continuous bombings leaving the area of Northern Hama and Southern Idlib in a state of emergency.
UOSSM staff on the ground in conjunction with local health directorates report at least 400 civilians have been killed (including at least 150 children), over 1,000 have been injured and 400,000 IDPs displaced by bombardment on civilian areas.
"Just one week ago, 3 paramedics in the region were killed by an airstrike as they were rescuing a patient. Hundreds of hospitals and ambulances have been targeted in the past few years and it is far beyond a reasonable doubt that these attacks are intentional. UOSSM has lost staff to these senseless attacks. We are disgusted that the international community continues to turn a blind eye to these war crimes and effectively sanctions them to continue. International law has become a running joke." Said Dr. Hussam Al Fakir, Chairman of UOSSM Intl.