SNHR’s high standards for documentation is based on collecting direct testimonies from survivors or victims’ families in addition to analyzing and verifying photos, video footages, and some medical records. However, we can’t claim that we’ve documented all the incidents in light of the ban and pursuit by the Syrian regime and other armed groups.
The consistent shelling and targeting of medical facilities and medical teams since 2011 by the different conflict parties indicates a systematic policy that only aims to kill more victims and deepens the suffering of the injured civilians and rebels.
In January 2015, SNHR documented the killing of Two medics by government forces:
A. Government forces: killed a doctor (he was tortured to death inside the detention centers. It is verified that doctors are subjected to crueler torture than other prisoners)
B. Unidentified armed groups: killed a female doctor.