UN Investigates Russia, Syria in Bombing Health Facilities

The UN is investigating claims that Russian and Syrian forces used location information on humanitarian sites to bomb hospitals and civilian facilities, The Washington Post reports.

UN-supported sites in Syria’s last rebel-held province, Idlib, had shared their coordinates with warring parties expecting to be protected, the Middle East Eye reports.
 
“These are civilian objects, and it seems highly unlikely, given the persistent pattern of such attacks, that they are all being hit by accident,” says UN commissioner for human rights Michelle Bachelet, who has condemned “international indifference” over Syria’s plight.
 
The Syrian government has agreed to a conditional truce for the area, Al Jazeera reports today. But since April, more than 450 civilians have been killed and 440,000 have been forced to flee; and, according to Physicians for Human Rights, 46 hospitals have been attacked.

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