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Published time: September 13, 2013 21:56

 

A medic inspects the damage at Raqqa national hospital, hit by what activists said was a Syrian Air Force fighter jet loyal to President Bashar al-Assad in Raqqa province, eastern Syria June 20, 2013.(Reuters / Nour Fourat)A medic inspects the damage at Raqqa national hospital, hit by what activists said was a Syrian Air Force fighter jet loyal to President Bashar al-Assad in Raqqa province, eastern Syria June 20, 2013.(Reuters / Nour Fourat)

 

Syrian hospitals as well as medical personnel are being deliberately targeted both by the government forces and the rebels during the ongoing violence in the country, UN investigators say. Under international law, such acts are considered war crimes.

“The deliberate targeting of hospitals, medical personnel and transports, the denial of access to medical care, and ill-treatment of the sick and wounded, has been one of the most alarming features of the Syrian conflict,” the UN Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic said in a report on its findings published on Friday.

The report is based on the investigation by a team of human…

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