Doctors describe horrific conditions in war-torn Syria

2017-03-16 06:46
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Washington - Doctors who worked in Syria are describing horrific conditions in the war-torn country and pleading with US lawmakers to protect and save millions of Syrians.

They on Wednesday testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the sixth anniversary of Syria's bitter civil war. The conflict has killed more than 400 000 people, displaced millions of others and contributed to Europe's worst refugee crisis since World War II.

A doctor identified only as Farida for security reasons told the committee she was an obstetrician in an Aleppo, Syria's largest city, where body parts had been scattered and there had been "blood everywhere".

Dr Abu Rajab said the hospital where he had been stationed at in Aleppo had been hit by airstrikes 22 times in three years.

A doctor identified as Abdulkhalek said the world "had failed Aleppo".

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