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A Disregard of Civil Conventions - Syrian Regime and Russian Bombings of Innocents

The Syrian war - perpetrated by Bashar al Assad's regime with the support of Russian fighter jets, continues to destroy conventions of civility as Russia and Assad continue to drop bombs that kill civilians and children.

While the dreaded conflict in Syria appeared to be heading to a conclusion based upon  an agreed upon ceasefire forged between the parties to start this week, and after the horrific violence of Assad's regime and that of the Islamic State)IS), events of the past 24-hours that have bombed two hospitals and a school, suggest that a new low has been reached by both Russia and the Assad regime as they continue to wage war.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, according to a report by the Associated Press(AP), has blamed Russia for destroying a makeshift hospital in the town of Maaret al-Numan, in Idlib province, northern Syria, killing nine and wounding dozens. In the town of Azaz, in Aleppo, a children's hospital was targeted and 10 people were killed, including three children and a pregnant woman. Some 30 victims were transferred out of Syria to a hospital in southern Turkey, reports indicated.

In yet another attack on a passive target, a school was bombed and seven people were killed and many wounded.  

With regards to the hospital destroyed in Idlib province, the humanitarian group, Medecins Sans Frontieres(MSF), Doctors Without Borders, confirmed that eight of its 54 staff at the 34-bed-facility were missing. The group's  mission chief, Massimiliano Rebaudengo, cited in an AP report, said of the bombing: "This appears to be a deliberate attack on a health structure, and we condemn this attack in the strongest possible terms."

An offensive by Bashar al Assad's regime protected by Russian bombs has continued in Syria despite efforts to halt hostilities. That two hospitals and a school could be bombed within 24-hours in Syria, is indicative that civil conventions regarding the conduct of warfare have been disregarded.