Targeting No Less than 44 Vital Facilities in October 2014

Massacre

Executive Summary
In October, no less than 44 vital facilities were targeted, distributed as follows:
Syrian regime: 38
ISIS faction: 1
Armed opposition factions: 1
Alliance forces: 1
Unidentified: 3

The facilities which were targeted in October are:
14 houses of worship, 13 schools, six medical facilities, five markets, two ambulances, two electricity stations, a water desalination station, and a bakery.
If the Security Council was unable to carryout Resolution 2139, adopted on 22 February, 2014, which states: “all parties immediately cease all attacks against civilians, as well as the indiscriminate employment of weapons in populated areas, including shelling and aerial bombardment, such as the use of barrel bombs.”, the Security Council at least should press on the Syrian regime to stop targeting vital places, which are usually crowded, such as schools, hospitals, markets, bakeries, and places of worships. This report highlights the documented attacks against vital facilities. It is worth noting that what we documented was the minimum due to the many practical obstacles we run across during our work.
SNHR affirms, through its investigations, that there were no military facilities or presence in these places before or during the attacks. The Syrian regime has the responsibility to justify its brutal attacks before the United Nations and the Security Council.

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