The statement emphasized that “the hospital itself was targeted during the last campaign in February 2020, as the warplanes targeted the hospital, which led to the death of a displaced young man in the city who was on the way to the hospital.”
In a statement that reached Orient Net from Dr. Rola Helam, she revealed the motive of the Assad militia in targeting the hospital, and said that it is related to the documentary that was broadcast by the BBC a few days ago, which talks about the massacre committed by the Assad militia in Aleppo in 2013 when it bombed the “Iqra” school for children.
“With this system, there are no coincidences,” Helam said in the statement, “The aim of this attack was to send a message to those who expose their atrocities. It seems that the murderous system is the only one that responds to our cries for help. For every crime we witness and draw the world’s attention, it responds without mercy with more Of war crimes, the silence and inaction of the leaders of the world and the United Nations leave us with two options: to die quietly or to die by screaming, but in both cases our destiny is death. “According to the statement, the network broadcast a documentary film, on Saturday, March 20, 2021, entitled “Syrias Schools Under Attack”, in which the “BBC” camera documented the moment Assad militia air forces targeted a school in Aleppo and treated children who were bombed.
Dr. Rola Helam appeared in the film treating children in the city of Atarib, according to the statement, who confirmed that after the film was broadcast, and on Sunday morning, the Atareb Hospital was attacked at 8 am with three surface-to-air missiles, which was the first attack on the hospital in 13 months.
According to the statement, Doctor Helam is building Al-Atareb Hospital in cooperation with the “Hand in Hand UK” organization, and has led high-level campaigns to collect donations for the hospital.The hospital was bombed by Asad Militia in 2014, and it was re-established by the Syrian American Medical Association (SAMS) and its coordinates were shared on the United Nations list of protected facilities.
Despite the presence of the coordinates, the Russian occupation air forces and the Assad militia systematically targeted hospitals and medical centers in the liberated north of Syria, repeatedly.
Over the past years, many human and human rights reports have been issued proving the Russian occupation’s involvement in targeting hospitals, while the American New York Times published in 2019 audio recordings that it said belonged to the Russian Air Force, while it bombed medical centers in Syria.