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Syrian Government Responsible For Deaths Of Nearly 600 HCWs, 88% Of Attacks On Health Facilities

News outlets discuss a report from Physicians for Human Rights claiming the Syrian government is responsible for the majority of attacks on health care workers and facilities in the country’s war.

Agence France-Presse: Syria regime killed nearly 600 doctors: rights group
“Syrian government forces have killed nearly 600 doctors and medical workers with bomb attacks, sniper fire, and torture over the past four years of war, Physicians for Human Rights said in a hard-hitting report released Wednesday…” (Landry, 3/11).

Reuters: Rights group blames Syria government forces for majority of doctor deaths
“U.S.-based Physicians for Human Rights on Wednesday blamed Syrian government forces for 88 percent of its recorded attacks on hospitals and almost all recorded killings of medical workers during the country’s four-year conflict…” (Nichols, 3/11).

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