Syria’s war: Calls for help as Deraa hospitals are forced shut

Source: Al Jazeera News

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Air strikes on rebel-held parts of southern Syria have put at least three hospitals and medical centres out of service as the Syrian army presses an offensive to retake the area, sources told Al Jazeera.

Lawrence Adam, a Syrian journalist with the pro-opposition Nabaa media group in the suburbs of Deraa, said bombing raids had either completely destroyed medical centres or put them out of services in the opposition-controlled towns of Saida, Al-Harak, Al-Mseifra and Al-Jiza in Daraa province.

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“The Al-Mseifra hospital has been completely damaged while hospitals in Saida, al-Harak and al-Jiza were put out of service after midnight, because of air strikes near the facilities,” said Adam.

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