No Less than 119 Vital Facilities Targeted in May 2015

119 Vital Facilities

Executive Summary:
We documented 119 incidents where vital facilities were targeted during the month of May 2015 as follows:
A. Government forces: 95
B. Daesh: 18
C. Armed opposition: four
D. PYD: one
E. Unidentified groups: 1
The most notable facilities that were targeted in May:
27 Medical points, 21 schools, 17 houses of worship, 13 markets, 10 ambulances, five service vehicles, five governmental buildings, four SARC centers, three international organization centers, three ancient sites, two bakeries, two infrastructures, two embassies, one bridge, one civil defense center, 1 pharmaceutical factory, one garage, and one orphanage.

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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