FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 4, 2019
BREAKING: Two UOSSM Medical Facilities Bombed in Idlib, Syria
Dallas, Texas- Two UOSSM medical facilities were attacked today in Jisr Al Shughour, Idlib in Syria.
An ambulance point was hit by artillery strikes at 1:45 p.m. Damascus time. Minor damages were reported and the facility was put out of service. The ambulance center is supported by UOSSM.
The UOSSM Jisr Al Shughour Health Center, Idlib, was attacked at 3:30 p.m. Damascus time on November 4, 2019. The primary health care center was directly targeted by artillery strikes and sustained minor damages. No injuries or fatalities were reported. The health center provides an average of 14,600 primary health care, gynecological, pediatric, dental, nutrition, mental health and community health services to over 9,600 beneficiaries a month. The facility was put out of service.
The Central Hospital also reported numerous rocket strikes targeting the area near the hospital.
Dr. Khaula Sawah, Vice President of UOSSM USA said, “We are deeply disturbed that our primary health care center was attacked today. This center provided over 14,600 services a month to people that that are in need medical care. It is appalling that these targeted attacks continue on medical facilities with complete impunity, when attacks on medical facilities are a war crime. We call on the international community to take action and stop these crimes.”
*Numbers are constantly changing due to situation on the ground.