Kafr Zeta Specialized Surgical and Maternity Hospital Leveled to the Ground; Attacks Continue Throughout Syria

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The specialized surgical and maternity hospital in Kafr Zeta, Hama,(picture above) was leveled to the ground this weekend after being attacked three times in 24 hours. The first attack happened on Friday, April 28 at 4 p.m Damascus time, causing damage to the facility and the outpatient clinics. The second attack happened on Saturday, April 29 at 8:45 a.m. Damascus time. This attack caused major damage to the emergency department and injured one staff member. The third attack happened at 2 p.m. Damascus time on April 29. This attack completely destroyed the facility. No fatalities or injuries were reported as the hospital was evacuated due to earlier attacks. The hospital provided 4,050 consultations, 100 natural birth deliveries, 40 C-sections, 280 major surgeries, and 66 war related trauma cases a month.

Today, at 11 a.m. Damascus time, the Arbeen Surgical Hospital in eastern Ghouta (picture below) was attacked and put out of service after the four-story building next to the hospital collapsed on the facility. Three civilians were killed (two children and a woman) and tens of civilians were wounded. The hospital provided an average of 1,400 consultations and 125 major surgeries a month.

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