About 67 Syrian hospitals and health facilities attacked during the first two months in 2018: WHO



The World Health Organization said Friday that 67 hospitals and health facilities in Syria were attacked during the first two months of this year.

Twenty-eight attacks have been recorded on health facilities in eastern Ghouta, 10 in Idlib and one in Homs, WHO spokesman Christian Lindmeier said.

He did not specify whether the attacks were carried out by aerial bombardments, by missiles or battles in the yards of health facilities.

The organization pointed out that 43 attacks targeted infrastructure in the health sector, and workers, as well as ambulances, during the month of February only.

Thirty-one such incidents were recorded in January, 29 of which resulted in damage, WHO added.

The number of attacks on health facilities registered during the first two months of 2018 is half that of the entire year of 2017.