38 Vital Centers were Targeted at Least during December 2014

38 Vital Centers

Executive Summary
During the months of December, 38 vital centers were targeted as follows:

Government forces: 28
Extremist groups: three
Armed opposition factions: three
Unidentified groups: four

The centers that were targeted are as follows:
Ten schools
Nine houses of worship
Eight medical facilities
Seven infrastructure projects
Three markets
One 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.

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