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Syrian War: Red Cross Doctor’s Heart-Breaking Letter from Aleppo

December 9, 2016

(BBC) – As some of the most vulnerable people in Aleppo were moved from a former old-people’s home near the city’s front line on Wednesday, a Red Cross doctor involved in their evacuation sent the BBC this letter: Working as a doctor for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), I have seen many things in Syria during the past five years. But nothing like this. We’d tried to reach the centre the previous day, but couldn’t get the necessary security guarantees. The fighting had been too intense. Three people at the centre died during that time.

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