Canadian-Run Hospital Destroyed By Airstrikes In Syria


Last week a Canadian-run hospital in Syria, known to be an MSF-run hospital, was targeted with an airstrike and it is alleged that it was deliberately hit by either the Syrian government or Russia. When the Aleppo-Based Al Marjeh Health Care Center was hit dozens of people lost their lives. This is a center which opened back in 2014 and cared for many displaced people in the area. The majority of the patients who came to the center were women and children.

 

The targeting of health centers and hospitals is a war crime,... We strongly condemn these actions and ask the international community to act and protect hospitals and aid workers. It's time the international community took action to stop these crimes against humanity,” said Oakville surgeon Dr. Anas Al Kassem who helped to establish and run the clinic.


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Let's also not forget about the hospital that was bombed by the U.S. last October, which was run by Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in Kunduz, Afghanistan. In that attack, roughly 211 shells were fired and many men, women, and children were killed. The MSF maintained that the attack was deliberate and many still suspect, despite repeated denials from U.S. representatives, that it was intentional.


The recently attacked medical health center in Syria was one that was offering care from one of the last pediatricians in the rebel-held area. The attack resulted in at least 14 patients losing their lives, along with many staff members. The war continues as Western leaders have made it clear that they won't stop until Assad steps down. While the military conflict continues, the Syrian people are suffering with many facing starvation and worsening living conditions.

 

 

The Russian Defense Ministry has denied that they had any part in the bombing of the hospital in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo. They claim that there have been no Russian aircraft flying any missions in the Aleppo region in the past several days. The opposition however continues to maintain that Russia and the Syrian government are destroying the cease-fire by attacking civilians and hospitals in the country. 


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