I- Executive Summary:
SNHR’s high standards for documentation are 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.
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The consistent and deliberate shelling that targets 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 April 2015, SNHR documented the death of 7 medical personnel, detailed as follow:
A- Government Forces killed 5 medical personnel, detailed as follows:
– A doctor
– A Red Crescent volunteer who died under torture
– Two nurse, including a woman
– A paramedic
B- Unidentified groups killed 2 Red Crescent volunteers