Syrian Civil Defense: All Hospitals in Southern Rural Idlib are Out of Service Because of the Shelling

All Hospitals in Southern Rural Idlib are Out of Service Because of the Shelling
All Hospitals in Southern Rural Idlib are Out of Service Because of the Shelling

The Syrian Civil Defense said on its official page that all the hospitals in south-eastern Idlib were out of service as a result of intensive air raids, carried out by the Russian and regime air forces. The last hospital to go out of service, was the Surgical Hospital in Kafranbel.

The hospital is the second to go out of service after the destruction of the hospital in the city of Ma’arat al-Nu’man in rural Idlib, indicating a disaster on the horizon. Especially that ‘Hassan Al-Araj’ Hospital in Kafar Zeita, also went out of service a few days ago, which resulted in thousands of civilians fleeing to rural Idlib. And with the recent bombings, the situation has become much worse.

The SCD confirmed that they recovered one child who was alive, and three other victims who did not make it, from under the rubble, including a woman and a child. Meanwhile, the fate of four families remains unknown, after a building collapsed on their heads during heavy air raids. The SCD continues to search for them among the ruins of a 6-storey building in Wadi Al-Naseem district, southeast of Idlib city.

Furthermore, two civilians were injured during four air raids that were specifically targeting the main hospital in Kafranbel, rendering the hospital out of service. Note that, the hospital serves tens of thousands of civilians in the area, who are now left without medical services and health care.

In Saraqib in rural Idlib, one civilian was injured in the city, while three others were injured in the town of ‘Dadeekh’, in air raids carried out by the Russian air force, despite the deployment of Turkish troops to survey points in Al-Aiss, in rural Aleppo.

The towns of Sarja, Tarmala, Tal Hazzarin, Kafar Sajna and the outskirts of Khan Sheikhoun, and Ma’arzita in southern rural Idlib , were all subjected to heavy air strikes by the Russian air force, resulting in more civilian casualties.

The city of Saraqib was bombed with chlorine gas, during which 12 civilians were injured, including 3 volunteers from the SCD, and children, with no deaths recorded as of yet.