Fortified Cave Hospital Targeted in Hama


On February 1,  12:15 p.m. Damascus time, the Al Maghara (Dr. Hassan Al Araj) Cave Hospital in Kafr Zita, Hama was hit by five missiles from an airstrike. The hospital, built under 60 feet of rock, suffered extensive damage throughout the building; the pharmacy was destroyed and there was extensive damage in the emergency department, which UOSSM supports, and ambulances. There were minor injuries and no casualties reported. This was the fourth attack on the hospital in 2018. 

The hospital is considered the "safest" hospital in the region because it is built under 60 feet of rock, protecting it from most attacks. But experts say the attack was with advanced weaponry as the missile was able to cause that much damage to the hospital. 

The hospital serves a population of 50,000.


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