Wounded Syrians wait to receive treatment at a make-shift hospital in Kafr Batna in the besieged Eastern Ghouta region on the outskirts of the capital Damascus following Syrian government bombardments on February 21, 2018. AFP / Amer ALMOHIBANY
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More Syrian health facilities were attacked in the first four months of 2018 than in all of last year combined, the United Nations said Friday, slamming the escalation as "shocking".That was more than the entirety of 2017, when the U.N. said 73 medical facilities were targeted in attacks that left 73 people dead.Nearly half of this year's attacks took place in Eastern Ghouta, a sprawling suburb of Damascus that Syria's government seized from rebels in mid-April after a blistering two-month offensive. The increase came in spite of a mechanism introduced by the United Nations earlier this year seeking to reduce attacks on health facilities by informing warring parties of their locations.
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