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Rebels kill at least 14 militants from Ba'ath Battalions in Hama

Local | 2017-03-26 16:21:32
Rebels kill at least 14 militants from Ba'ath Battalions in Hama
(Zaman Al Wasl)- At least 14 militants from Ba'ath Battalions have been killed by rebels in central Hama province in the past two days, pro-regime news feeds said.

The paramilitary group that formed by regime suffers lack of training and war experience since most of the members are university students, employees and members in the ruling party.

The regime forces and allied militias, including Hezbollah, have launched counterattack to halt rebels big advances towards Hama who took about a dozen towns and villages and moved to within a few kilometers of the city and its military airbase, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based war monitor, said.

On Saturday, a doctor and wounded man were killed Saturday when regime warplanes dropped a chlorine-loaded barrel bomb on Latamaneh hospital in central Hama province, activists and local monitor said.

"The hospital is out of service now," Hama Health Directorate said in statement due toxic gas attack where suffocation cases reported amid lack of medical equipment.

The attack come as regime forces and allied militias press to halt rebels big advances towards Hama who took about a dozen towns and villages and moved to within a few kilometers of the city and its military airbase, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based war monitor, said.

For over five years, using of chemical weapons have never been stopped by the Syrian regime that mostly hit civil neighborhoods and medical centers amid blatant blackout by the U.N. and the international community, activists said.

A medical relief advocacy groups says over 100 hospitals in Syria were hit by Syrian or Russian airstrikes last year, urging the "fortification" of medical facilities such as by adding reinforced concrete or blast-resistant windows.

In a 90-page report released Saturday, the International Union of Medical Care and Relief Organizations, or UOSSM, also decries an "alarming scarcity" of specialized care and supplies, AP reported.

A medical relief advocacy groups says over 100 hospitals in Syria were hit by Syrian or Russian airstrikes last year, urging the "fortification" of medical facilities such as by adding reinforced concrete or blast-resistant windows.


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