Vital facilities are main targets for Syrian conflicting parties

ARA News

Urfa, Turkey – The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) documented the destruction of dozens of public buildings and vital facilities in major areas of Syria by the various warring parties in April.

The Syrian regime has the lion’s share of the facilities’ destruction across Syria, according to the network.

In a report published on Thursday, the network documented in April the destruction of 94 key facilities in Syria, 82 of them have been destroyed by Syrian regime forces, three facilities were demolished by the Islamic State group (IS/ISIS), and nine others by the armed opposition factions.

The report revealed the destruction of 23 religious places, 19 medical facilities, 15 schools, 15 hospitals, 10 markets, four service facilities, three vital facilities, two bakeries, one civil defense center, one fire truck, and one public facility during April of 2015, pointing to the absence of military headquarters from the report, whether before or during the attacks.

Speaking to ARA News, Syrian attorney Farid Hisso pointed out that major conflicting parties in Syria share the same mentality in terms of targeting facilities and vital infrastructure in the ongoing war.

“During the past four years, none of the warring parties neutralized public buildings, facilities and infrastructure in the disputed areas; on the contrary, they considered such buildings as military targets of war,” he argued. “Syria and its people are the big losers in this destruction.”

Previous human rights reports have documented damage to a large part of the Syrian infrastructure, including electricity, water, transport an others, due to the armed conflict that has been hitting the country since 2011.


Reporting by: Jan Nasro

Source: ARA News

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