More Syrian Horror: Aiming at Doctors and Hospitals
To the Editor:
While we applaud your Feb. 21 front-page article about the complex and horrific war of images being fought in Syria on all sides (“Children, Caged for Effect, to Mimic Imagery of ISIS”), we are working with American humanitarian groups to raise awareness of another horror being committed in Syria by the regime of President Bashar al-Assad: the targeted killing of Syrian doctors and the targeted destruction of Syrian hospitals, preventing crucial medical aid to suffering Syrians.
We believe that these are war crimes and crimes against humanity under international law, and call on world leaders and the United Nations to use whatever means necessary to bring the immediate cessation of these outrageous acts. Civil society ignores these crimes at its own peril.
GEORGETTE F. BENNETT
The writers are, respectively, founder of the Multifaith Alliance for Syrian Refugees and director of international relations at the Orient Center for Documentation and Human Rights.