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Syria: Civilians rushed to hospital as 'Olive Branch' offensive carries on02:17

Syria: Civilians rushed to hospital as 'Olive Branch' offensive carries on

Syrian Arab Republic, Afrin
March 4, 2018 at 09:43 GMT -00:00 · Published

Dozens of civilians are being treated for various types of injuries in Afrin Hospital in northern Syria, as Turkey's 'Olive Branch' military operations against Kurdish militants continue, footage from Saturday reveals.

According to the Head of the emergency department in Afrin Hospital, Dr. Joan Nasser the hospital receives "dozens of wounded daily, and most of the injured lose their upper or lower limbs, most of them women and children."

For Dr. Khalil Ahmed, "there is no village that has not been shelled and shelled," while the victims are mostly "children, women and the elderly."

On Saturday, the UN approved a 30-day ceasefire resolution in order to allow aid to reach the most stricken areas of Syria. However, Erdogan has said that the ceasefire does not apply to Afrin and has rejected calls from Western powers to suspend his offensive.

Syria: Civilians rushed to hospital as 'Olive Branch' offensive carries on02:17
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Dozens of civilians are being treated for various types of injuries in Afrin Hospital in northern Syria, as Turkey's 'Olive Branch' military operations against Kurdish militants continue, footage from Saturday reveals.

According to the Head of the emergency department in Afrin Hospital, Dr. Joan Nasser the hospital receives "dozens of wounded daily, and most of the injured lose their upper or lower limbs, most of them women and children."

For Dr. Khalil Ahmed, "there is no village that has not been shelled and shelled," while the victims are mostly "children, women and the elderly."

On Saturday, the UN approved a 30-day ceasefire resolution in order to allow aid to reach the most stricken areas of Syria. However, Erdogan has said that the ceasefire does not apply to Afrin and has rejected calls from Western powers to suspend his offensive.

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