Attacks on medical facilities “shocking hallmark” of Syria crisis

Attacks on medical facilities “shocking hallmark” of Syria crisis

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Direct targeting of medical facilities and staff has become a “shocking hallmark” of the Syrian conflict.

That’s according to an international human rights expert, citing figures which show that more than 700 health workers have been killed since fighting broke out in March 2011.

At a press conference in Geneva on Monday, a Syrian doctor also appealed for greater protection and an end to attacks.

Dianne Penn reports.

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