Cincinnati, OH – One of Syria’s most secure hospitals was put out of service today, after two waves of airstrikes caused major damage to the building. The “Dr. Hasan Al-Araj” or “Cave Hospital,” in rural Hama, supported by UOSSM and other NGOs, is a hospital built inside a cave 50 feet (17 meters) deep inside a mountain. The hospital was directly targeted by two separate waves of airstrikes, one in the afternoon at approximately 3 p.m. and one in the evening, causing massive damage to the emergency room and major damage to other parts of the hospital, resulting in its closure. No casualties were reported, only minor injuries. All medical staff and equipment have been evacuated from the building.
We demand the international community and all responsible parties put an immediate stop to this before it is too late.