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Syria wounded seek treatment in Lebanon

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Syria wounded seek treatment in Lebanon


Lebanon is another neighbouring country dealing with the fallout from the violence in Syria.

Tripoli, the largest city in northern Lebanon is just 30 kilometres away from Homs, and a steady flow of injured people are making their way across the border seeking medical treatment they cannot get in the besieged Syrian city.

Many are too frightened to appear on camera, like one man who said: “They shoot at ambulances and as soon as they see a doctor dressed in white they shoot at him.”

Opposition activists in Homs claim the government is targeting hospitals and medical facilities.

The growing number of Syrians being treated in Tripoli is hard to gauge.

“We want the international community and foreign countries to establish a buffer zone and a no-fly-zone,” said another man who covered his face with a scarf.

At first, the hospitals in Tripoli were dealing with gunshot wounds, but as the crackdown intensifies, people who are not too scared to come in, now have injuries caused by mortars and shrapnel.

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