Aleppo: Treating trauma on the frontline

Ian Pannell reports: An artillery shell had just landed and the hospital entrance was a grotesque tableau of blood, bodies and tears.

A small team of doctors set to work against a soundtrack of bombs and bullets.

The hospital lies in one of the southern districts of Aleppo city close to one of the city’s many front lines.

The staff asked us not to identify its name or location in case government troops attack it.

It is a well-placed fear – the building has already been hit 12 times.

The doctors say it is seen as a “legitimate target” by the army because they treat rebel fighters as well as civilians. [Continue reading and watch the video which accompanies this report …]

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