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Injured Syrian protestors are removed from beds as forces target hospitals

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: (Published 19 September 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d5996
  1. Sophie Arie
  1. 1London

The International Committee of the Red Cross has condemned attacks on medical services in Syria after a local Red Crescent volunteer died from wounds received when his ambulance was fired on as he took an injured person to hospital.

“A Syrian Arab Red Crescent volunteer succumbed to his wounds almost one week after being injured in the course of performing his duties,” said Béatrice Mégevand-Roggo, the Red Cross’s head of operations for the Near and Middle East. “It is completely unacceptable that volunteers who are helping to save other people’s lives …

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