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A complaint filed by Syrian NGO Hand in Hand for Aid and Development (HIHFAD) on May 1 alleges that Russian forces deliberately bombed a hospital in Syria in 2019, killing at least two people, media reported.

Moscow deployed its troops to Syria in 2015, providing support to dictator Bashar al-Assad against multiple anti-government forces. Damascus has been supportive of the Kremlin during the ongoing invasion of Ukraine.

Russian forces operating in Syria have been accused by the U.N. and other organizations of committing war crimes in the country, including the intentional bombing of hospitals and the usage of "double-tap" attacks, a tactic Russia has repeated in Ukraine.

The newest complaint, filed jointly by HIHFAD and the cousin of one of those killed at the U.N.'s Human Rights Committee, accuses Russia of bombing the Kafr Nobol Surgical Hospital in Syria's Idlib province in 2019.

"Syrians are looking to the Human Rights Committee to show us some measure of redress by acknowledging the truth of this brutal attack, and the suffering caused," said Fadi al-Dairi, the director of HIHFAD, Reuters reported.

According to the Open Society Justice Initiative, which is involved in presenting the case to the U.N., "at least three other hospitals in the area were attacked by Russia in just 12 hours" on the same day.

‘Double-tap’ attack. Understanding one of Russia’s cruelest tactics in Ukraine
Hitting a building, waiting for first responders and the media to arrive, and hitting the same place again to target those who came to put out the fire, help the victims, or document a potential war crime is a well-honed tool of Russia in its wars. This ruthless and illegal
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