No less than 94 Vital Facilities were Targeted in April 2015

94 Vital Facilities

Executive Summary
94 vital facilities were targeted at least in the month of April. These were targeted by:

Government forces: 82
Extremist groups
– Daesh: three
Armed opposition factions: nine
The most notable facilities that were targeted were as follows:
23 houses of worship
19 medical points
15 schools
15 ambulances
10 markets
Four service facilities
Three vital centers
Two bakeries
One civil-defense center
One fire truck
One public facility

the Security Council failed to carry out 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 should at least press on government forces to stop targeting vital places, which are usually crowded, such as schools, hospitals, markets, bakeries, and places of worships. In this report, SNHR 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 points or presence in these places before or during the attacks. The Syrian regime, and the crimes perpetrators, should justify their brutal attacks before the United Nations and the Security Council.

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