Dallas, Texas- On October 3 at 1:30 p.m. Damascus time, the Maarat Al Nouman Primary Health Care Center (PHC) in Maarat Al Nouman, Syria, was hit by artillery shelling and heavily damaged. One dentist and six patients were wounded in the attack. No fatalities were reported.
In the strongest terms, UOSSM denounces the continued attacks against medical facilities, schools and civilian areas. Such attacks are a clear violation of international law and must stop immediately.
Dr. Khaula Sawah, Vice President of UOSSM USA said, “The healthcare system in Syria is so fragile. Being a doctor in Syria is the most dangerous job on earth. What happened to international law that is supposed to protect doctors and medical facilities? The continuous attacks on medical facilities must stop and perpetrators must be held accountable.”
*Numbers are constantly changing due to situation on the ground.