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NPR Highlights Dangers For, Hardships Of Physicians Practicing In, Around Syrian War Zones

NPR: In Syria, Health Care Workers Are The Heroes — And The Targets
“…Since the conflict in Syria began in 2011, nearly 700 medical workers have been killed and more than 300 facilities have been hit with missile strikes and bombs, according to the advocacy group Physicians for Human Rights. In an article last month in the New England Journal of Medicine, American doctors said that their counterparts in Syria need help: The disruption of health services has become a weapon of war that the Syrian government is using against those opposed to President Bashar Assad…” (Singh, 12/1).

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