Maintenance. We are currently updating the site. Please check back shortly

Thomson Reuters Foundation

Inform - Connect - Empower

Wounded Syrians treated in Lebanon

Source: Reuters - Mon, 10 Jun 2013 15:39 PM
Author: Reuters
hum-war
Expand video Expand video
Tweet Recommend Google + LinkedIn Email
Leave us a comment

Wounded Syrians recuperate in a Tripoli home across the Lebanese border.

The men were part of a group evacuated to Lebanon over the weekend by an aid organization following heavy fighting between rebels and government forces in the city of Qusair.

Doctors treating some of the wounded in hospital say the patients are in bad shape after struggling to escape Syria with their lives.

''We have 35 wounded people and their condition is very bad. They have been in the groves for six or seven days, their wounds are septic and infected.''

Bashar al-Assad's troops recaptured Qusair last week in a major victory for his camp as the two-year uprising rages on.

Assad's victory comes amid debate over whether the international community should arm the rebels, who say they are outmatched by the military.

The recent violence has renewed calls for international peace talks between the two sides, but so far negotiators have been unable to set a date.

.

We welcome comments that advance the story through relevant opinion, anecdotes, links and data. If you see a comment that you believe is irrelevant or inappropriate, you can flag it to our editors by using the report abuse links. Views expressed in the comments do not represent those of the Thomson Reuters Foundation. For more information see our Acceptable Use Policy.

comments powered by Disqus
Most Popular
TOPICAL CONTENT
Topical content
LATEST SLIDESHOW

Latest slideshow

See allSee all
FEATURED JOBS
Featured jobs