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The impacts of explosive violence on healthcare infrastructure in Syria


SUMMARY: Since the Syrian conflict began in 2011, there has been no shortage of media coverage detailing events have unfolded in the region. A devastating part of this conflict has been the direct and purposeful targeting of hospitals and healthcare workers. This is often in clear violation of the Geneva Conventions. Both Russia and Syria have been accused of deliberately targeting hospitals and civilians as part of their bombing campaigns. Both states, however, have strenuously denied that such attacks are intentional, arguing instead that they are unfortunate collateral damage. Organisations such as The New York Times, Bellingcat, and Syrians for Truth and Justice have carried out extensive investigations into these claims, focusing on Idlib where hospitals were at the forefront of the conflict.

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Published: Thursday, December 12, 2019

Last Updated: Thursday, December 12, 2019

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