Israeli doctors treat two Syrians wounded in ongoing civil war

To date, Israel has treated 166 wounded Syrians at Poriya Hospital near Tiberias, according to the hospital’s spokesperson.

April 20, 2015 08:22
A man holds a baby saved from under rubble

A man holds a baby saved from under rubble, who survived what activists say was an airstrike by forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad in Aleppo. (photo credit: REUTERS)


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Israeli doctors at Poriya Hospital near Tiberias treated two Syrians on Monday who suffered wounds as a result of the ongoing civil war.

One of the injured is a 28-year-old male who suffered a broken leg and shrapnel lodged in other parts of his body.

The other is a 40-year-old male who stepped on a landmine. He was rushed to hospital with part of his left leg blown off as well as broken bones in his right leg.

To date, Israel has treated 166 wounded Syrians at Poriya, according to the hospital’s spokesperson.

The Syrian conflict is estimated to have killed around 220,000 people. President Bashar Assad has lost control over much of the north and east while trying to shore up his control over the main population centers in the west, with the help of allies including Iran and the Lebanese group Hezbollah.

Reuters contributed to this report.

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