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.
The consistent bombing 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.
SNHR documented the death of 10 medics in June 2015, incidents are detailed as follow:
A- Government Forces (army, security forces, local militias, and foreign Shitte militias) killed 4 medics, detailed as follow: two doctors [one of them died under torture in one the detention centers], a paramedic, and a Red Crescent female volunteer.
B- ISIS (known as Daesh in Arabic) killed 3 medics, detailed as follows: two doctors and a nurse.
C- Armed Opposition Groups killed 2 medics; a doctor and a pharmacist.
D- PYD Forces killed a nurse.