Dangerous journey to Aleppo, Syria
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Dangerous journey to Aleppo, Syria

Dangerous journey to Aleppo, Syria

Dr. Zaher Sahloul, a 50-year-old critical care specialist from Chicago, filmed his harrowing ride into Aleppo, Syria, to survey hospitals and deliver medical supplies. 

 (Dr. Zaher Sahloul )
Dangerous journey to Aleppo, Syria

Civilians are treated in an Syrian American Medical Society underground emergency room after a nearby airstrike in the city of Aleppo. 

 (Dr. Zaher Sahloul )
Dangerous journey to Aleppo, Syria

Nurses in an underground hospital place Ahmad Hijazi, 5, on life support. The child was in respiratory distress after being paralyzed in a barrel bomb attack. 

 (Dr. Zaher Sahloul)
Dangerous journey to Aleppo, Syria

Dr. Zaher Sahloul, left, and Dr. John Kahler at the ruins of the Great Umayyad Mosque in the old city of Aleppo. The two U.S. doctors traveled to Aleppo in late June for the Syrian American Medical Society. 

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Dangerous journey to Aleppo, Syria

Children walk through a heavily damaged neighborhood in Aleppo to reach their homes.

 (Dr. Zaher Sahloul)
Dangerous journey to Aleppo, Syria

Three U.S. doctors stand before the ruins of the Al Quds pediatric hospital in Aleppo, which was destroyed in an April airstrike that killed at least 27 patients, doctors and staff. From left are pediatrician John Kahler, critical care specialist Zaher Sahloul and orthopedic surgeon Samer Attar.

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Dangerous journey to Aleppo, Syria

Five-year-old Ahmad Hijazi is in the intensive care unit of an underground hospital in Aleppo. Hijazi is paralyzed after his spinal cord was injured by shrapnel from a barrel bombing.

 (Dr. Zaher Sahloul)
Dangerous journey to Aleppo, Syria

Patients are treated in a hallway at an underground hospital in Aleppo; the operating rooms were full. “I have no words to describe the fear and horror there,” said Dr. Samer Attar, a Syrian American doctor who went to the city to help. “It was hell…. I saw so many people die.”

 (Dr. Samer Attar)
Dangerous journey to Aleppo, Syria

A 6-year-old girl is treated at an Aleppo hospital after a barrel bombing. 

 (Dr. Samer Attar)
Dangerous journey to Aleppo, Syria

Bodies lie outside an underground hospital in Aleppo in order to make room for incoming patients. 

 (Dr. Samer Attar)
Dangerous journey to Aleppo, Syria

Bisan Shon, 5, had arm broken in a missile attack on her Aleppo city neighborhood.

 (Dr. Zaher Sahloul)
Dangerous journey to Aleppo, Syria

Children walk home through a heavily damaged neighborhood in Aleppo.

 (Dr. Zaher Sahloul)
Dangerous journey to Aleppo, Syria

Fruit sellers remain open on a road in Aleppo. Syrian American doctors who visited the city said they saw glimpses of normalcy. “You see pockets of life,” said Dr. Zaher Sahloul.

 (Dr. Zaher Sahloul )
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