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Aden's Main Hospital Packed with Civi...
Aden, Yemen
By Edouard Dufrasne
06 May 2015

Aden, Yemen
May 6, 2015

More than 2,000 wounded have been treated at the main hospital of Aden since the start of the military campaign led by Saudi Arabia in March 2015. The hospital is short-staffed and running out of medical supplies; doctors and nurses live there to be able to get more work done. Some of them have not seen their families for weeks.

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Yemeni Civilian Victims Describe Last...
Sanaa
By Yousef Mawry
21 Apr 2015

Sanaa, Yemen
April 21, 2015

This video shows several Yemenis, including children, at a hospital in Sanaa. The victims were severely injured in an airstrike that targeted a Houthi-held military base in the Sanaa suburb of Faj Attan on April 20. Civilian neighborhoods located about 5 km away from the base were severely damaged.

The interviewed patients recall the last moments before they were hit. One of the children says that he was injured while he was on the street, trying to make a living by selling a traditional plant used for brushing teeth called miswak.

According to the Yemeni official news agency Saba, at least 25 people were killed and 398 others wounded in the attack.

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SOUNDBITE (Arabic, Boy) Abdullah Mohamed Gushab, A civilian injured in an airstrike
00:18 – 00:28

"I was selling miswaq in Jamaal Street. The attack began and then the explosion hit me. Q: There was an airplane?
A: An airplane."

SOUNDBITE (Arabic, Man) Mohamed Gushab, The father of a civilian injured in an airstrike
00:29 – 00:52

"He was just selling miswaq in order to provide food for the family. He was in Tahrir Square and then the plane launched a strike and he was hit. He was injured severely. A benefactor found him and took him to the hospital."

SOUNDBITE (English, Man) Emanual Abdullah, A civilian injured in an airstrike
01:10 – 01:41

“I come from Faj Attan. And I as inside my house, so I was about coming out when I had the bomb blast in front of my house. I was thinking all over my life and the big block smashed my head. That is how I got the injury. And the doctor is saying something about making an operation on me tomorrow. So… that is just it.”

SOUNDBITE (Arabic, Boy) Abd al-Wahab, A civilian injured in an airstrike
02:00 – 02:28

"The first explosion was light. I went to see where it had hit and then the second missile was launched and I did not expect the strike to be that strong. I thought I was in a horror movie. I tried to run and the door of the store fell on my back. I then tried to run again but the debris hit me and I was injured."

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Neighborhood Damaged From Airstrike o...
Sanaa
By assamawy
20 Apr 2015

Sanaa, Yemen

April 20, 2015 

These photos, taken in the aftermath an airstrike against the Scud missile base at Faj Attan outside Sanaa, show large-scale destruction in a civilian neighborhood. A huge explosion injured many people inside their homes, while cars in queues at petrol stations, about 4 km away from the base were completely wrecked.

The base is under the control of pro-Houthi Yemeni army units. It has been targeted several times by airstrikes since the start of the Saudi-led campaign Decisive Storm.  

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Yemeni Neighborhood Severely Damaged ...
Faj Attan
By assamawy
20 Apr 2015

Most houses in the vicinity of the Faj Attan base were severely damaged during airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition.

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Yemeni Neighborhood Severely Damaged ...
Faj Attan
By assamawy
20 Apr 2015

A large pillar of smoke resulting from airstrikes on the Faj Attan base is seen from about 5 km away.

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Yemeni Neighborhood Severely Damaged ...
Faj Attan
By assamawy
20 Apr 2015

People carry an injured civilian into a hospital following airstrikes against Faj Attan military base.

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Yemeni Neighborhood Severely Damaged ...
Faj Attan
By assamawy
20 Apr 2015

Even buildings that were relatively distant from the targeted base in Fah Attan were damaged in the airstrikes.

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Yemeni Neighborhood Severely Damaged ...
Faj Attan
By assamawy
20 Apr 2015

This car was parked in a queue at a petrol station near Faj Attan military base when shrapnel landed on it.

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Yemeni Neighborhood Severely Damaged ...
Faj Attan
By assamawy
20 Apr 2015

People gather to inspect this car, which was destroyed while parked in a queue at a petrol station near Faj Attan military base.

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Yemeni Neighborhood Severely Damaged ...
Faj Attan
By assamawy
20 Apr 2015

Bomb shrapnel landed some 4 km away from the targeted base and hit several cars that were queuing at a petrol station. Luckily, the owner of this car was not hurt.

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Yemeni Neighborhood Severely Damaged ...
Faj Attan
By assamawy
20 Apr 2015

Bystanders inspect civilian cars that were severely damaged in the bombing of the nearby base of Faj Attan.

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Yemeni Neighborhood Severely Damaged ...
Faj Attan
By assamawy
20 Apr 2015

This injured man was at home at the time of the bombing of the military base in Faj Attan near Sanaa. His house was severely damaged.

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Yemeni Neighborhood Severely Damaged ...
Faj Attan
By assamawy
20 Apr 2015

These fragments, believed to be from ammunition stored in Faj Attan base, landed in a civilian neighbor several kilometers away.

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Yemeni Neighborhood Severely Damaged ...
Faj Attan
By assamawy
20 Apr 2015

Several residential buildings near the targeted base in Faj Attan, in the outskirts of Sanaa were severely damage in the bombing.

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Yemeni Neighborhood Severely Damaged ...
Faj Attan
By assamawy
20 Apr 2015

This family was forced to leave its home, which was severely damaged during the bombing of the nearby military of Faj Attan.

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Yemeni Neighborhood Severely Damaged ...
Faj Attan
By assamawy
20 Apr 2015

Stores such as the one that appears in this photo were damaged by large bomb shrapnel.

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Yemeni Neighborhood Severely Damaged ...
Faj Attan
By assamawy
20 Apr 2015

A man drives a car that has been severely damaged during airstrikes on a military base in Faj Attan near Sanaa.

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Yemeni Neighborhood Severely Damaged ...
Faj Attan
By assamawy
20 Apr 2015

A house damaged by the airstrikes that targeted the nearby Faj Atan base outside Sanaa appears in this photo.

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Yemeni Neighborhood Severely Damaged ...
Faj Attan
By assamawy
20 Apr 2015

Glass inside this house was shattered by the airstrikes that targeted the nearby military base in Faj Attan outside Sanaa.

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Yemeni Neighborhood Severely Damaged ...
Faj Attan
By assamawy
20 Apr 2015

Shattered glass covers the floor in this house near the military in Faj Attan outside Sanaa.

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Yemeni Neighborhood Severely Damaged ...
Faj Attan
By assamawy
20 Apr 2015

The precinct surrounding this football stadium was nearly totally destroyed in the airstrikes that targeted the nearby Faj Attan military base. One of the workers at the stadium was injured.

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Yemeni Neighborhood Severely Damaged ...
Faj Attan
By assamawy
20 Apr 2015

A football stadium was damaged in airstrikes that targeted the nearby base of Faj Attan outside Sanaa.

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Yemeni Neighborhood Severely Damaged ...
Faj Attan
By assamawy
20 Apr 2015

This family had to leave their home and look for another shelter following the airstrikes that targeted the nearby base in Faj Attan outside Sanaa. Most civilian homes in the vicinity of the base were severely damaged by the airstrikes.

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Wounded Dutch Kurdish YPG Fighter (re...
Qamishili, Syria
By Andrew Nunn
23 Jan 2015

Interview with Richard Jansen (aka "Sarahat Bhotan") at Qamishili YPG Military Hospital, "Nexwesxaneya S.Xebat"

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YPG medical clinic in Al-Qamishili, Syria
By Andrew Nunn
23 Jan 2015

In the city of Qamishili, inside of Rojava Syrian Kurdistan, a Dutch man is recovering inside of a hospital for the Kurdish fighters of the YPG. He was reportedly wounded by an Improvised Explosive Device in the city of Shingal, where the battle against the Islamic State is in full swing.

“I just don’t know what happened. Someone got I.E.D. on me. I don’t remember anything. I just remember, they told me I got an I.E.D. on my head. They screwed me over. I just don’t know what happened, man. Just blacked out.”

Dr Abat Abu Mohammad, "Sarahat Bhotan... (Alias, actual identity withheld) When he came to us from Shingal, he'd been hit with shrapnel and he was in shock. When he came the surgeon and all the doctors gathered in. We called more doctors, and all of them came. The comrade was in a coma when he got here and there was some shrapnel in his head and his face and hands. The shrapnel came from bombs and a mortar rocket -- what the Islamic State terrorists are using. We did an operation, and took the Shrapnel out of his head, two pieces of the shrapnel were large pieces, and we were just hoping for our comrade to live. He spent five days in the intensive care unit. He's been on IV infusion and some things and he's started to get better and better.”

While the Dutchman known as Bhotan by his comrades in the YPG, fights to make a full recovery, the YPG and many other Kurdish factions of the Peshmerga continue to fight for the city of Shingal and Sinjar Mountain.

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Dutch Fighter Wounded in Battle for S...
Al-Qamishili, Syria
By Andrew Nunn
23 Jan 2015

In the Kurdish controlled city of Qamishili, Syria, a Dutch man is recovering inside of a hospital for the Kurdish fighters of the YPG. He was reportedly wounded by an Improvised Explosive Device in the city of Shingal, Iraq, where the battle against the Islamic State is in full swing.

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YPG Hospital Qamishili
By Andrew Nunn
20 Jan 2015

In the city of Qamishili, inside of Rojava Syrian Kurdistan, a Dutch man is recovering inside of a hospital for the Kurdish fighters of the YPG. He was reportedly wounded by an Improvised Explosive Device in the city of Shingal, where the battle against the Islamic State is in full swing.

“I just don’t know what happened. Someone got I.E.D. on me. I don’t remember anything. I just remember, they told me I got an I.E.D. on my head. They screwed me over. I just don’t know what happened, man. Just blacked out.”

Dr Abat Abu Mohammad, "Sarahat Bhotan... (Alias, actual identity withheld) When he came to us from Shingal, he'd been hit with shrapnel and he was in shock. When he came the surgeon and all the doctors gathered in. We called more doctors, and all of them came. The comrade was in a coma when he got here and there was some shrapnel in his head and his face and hands. The shrapnel came from bombs and a mortar rocket -- what the Islamic State terrorists are using. We did an operation, and took the shrapnel out of his head, two pieces of the shrapnel were large pieces, and we were just hoping for our comrade to live. He spent five days in the intensive care unit. He's been on IV infusion and some things and he's started to get better and better.”

While the Dutchman known as Bhotan by his comrades in the YPG, fights to make a full recovery, the YPG and many other Kurdish factions of the Peshmerga continue to fight for the city of Shingal and Sinjar Mountain.

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Bombed Houses in Jabalya in Gaza City
By Daniel Van Moll
16 Jul 2014

A man showing a shrapnel from an Israeli missile in Gaza City on July 17th, 2014.

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A Day in the Emergency Room in Aleppo...
Aleppo
By Simon Letellier
18 Jun 2013

During the armed conflict in Syria, hospitals and their staff are frequently targeted by Bashar Al Assad's regime. The Syrian regime considers aiding rebels in any way an act of terrorism. The revolution has changed the stability throughout the country and now even large hospitals are in need of medical supplies, equipment, and staff.

Doctors and their staff at this makeshift hospital in Aleppo are overwhelmed by the amount of civilians and Free Syrian soldiers wounded by regime airstrikes, snipers, and various types of bombardments. The photographs were taken in the emergency room of a field hospital in Aleppo. Doctors were on standby in the emergency room cleaning medical tools and attending to patients when the bombs began to fall. Near the hospital's location, an airstrike commenced and the wounded begin pouring in.

The first of the injured to make it to the hospital doors was a young girl. She was carried in by an FSA soldier who found her lying next to her deceased mother in the street after the bombs hit. The young girl was covered in blood and peppered with shrapnel, screaming for her mother while her mother's corpse was carried into the hospital.

The soldier explained that the little girl and her mother were walking together when the bomb exploded nearby, immediately killing the mother. Doctors worked frantically to extract shrapnel from the little girl’s body. After giving her drugs to calm her down, they proceeded to the X-Ray room. The young girl's father arrived from work and discovered his injured daughter laying on the surgical table, then collapsed and began to cry. Due to the quick response of the medical staff, the little girl survived but two young Free Syrian Army soldiers who arrived shortly after her died.

Another casualty was a young man who was transported to the hospital by a soldier from the Free Syrian Army. The man was shot twice by a sniper. The first bullet went through his chest and the second struck him in his back and was still in his body. The doctor hurried to stop hemorrhaging and didn't hesitate to put his finger into the hole to stop the bleeding. To calm the patient down, they gave him drugs and taped his eyes shut to avoid hallucinations. After an X-Ray, he was sent to the operation room. Doctors did not succeed in removing the bullet from his back but he later survived.

This is a daily occurrence for the doctors and staff of this hospital in Aleppo and many others throughout the country that are doing their best with what they have to stop the bleeding of Syria's conflict.

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Aleppo
By Simon Letellier
29 May 2013

After an airstrike, a wounded young girl arrived in a Aleppo hospital. She was carried in by an FSA soldier who found her lying next to her deceased mother in the street after the bombs hit. The young girl was covered in blood and peppered with shrapnel, screaming for her mother while her mother's corpse was carried into the hospital.

The soldier explained that the little girl and her mother were walking together when the bomb exploded nearby, immediately killing the mother. Doctors worked frantically to extract shrapnel from the little girl’s body. After giving her drugs to calm her down, they proceeded to the X-Ray room. The young girl's father arrived from work and discovered his injured daughter laying on the surgical table, then collapsed and began to cry. Due to the quick response of the medical staff, the little girl survived but two young Free Syrian Army soldiers who arrived shortly after her died.

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Wounded Syrian girl
Aleppo
By Simon Letellier
27 May 2013

A man carries a wounded Syrian girl into a hospital after a bomb attack. While walking in the street with her mother, she was wounded by shrapnel and the mother was killed from a bomb which destroyed a building nearby. The girl was carried into the hospital by an FSA soldier, to later be reunited with her deceased mother's body in Aleppo, Syria. May 2013.

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Young Syrian Girl Wounded by Airstrike
Aleppo
By Simon Letellier
27 May 2013

Doctors aid a young Syrian girl who arrived at a hospital after a bomb attack. While walking in the street with her mother, she was wounded by shrapnel and the mother was killed from a bomb which destroyed a building nearby. The girl was carried into the hospital by an FSA soldier, to later be reunited with her deceased mother in Aleppo, Syria, May, 2013.

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Young Syrian Girl Wounded by Airstrike
Aleppo
By Simon Letellier
27 May 2013

A doctor aids a young Syrian girl who arrived at a hospital after a bomb attack. While walking in the street with her mother, she was wounded by shrapnel and the mother was killed from a bomb which destroyed a building nearby. The girl was carried into the hospital by an FSA soldier, to later be reunited with her deceased mother in Aleppo, Syria, May, 2013.

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Young Syrian Girl Wounded by Airstrike
Aleppo
By Simon Letellier
27 May 2013

A doctor aids a young Syrian girl who arrived at a hospital after a bomb attack. While walking in the street with her mother, she was wounded by shrapnel and the mother was killed from a bomb which destroyed a building nearby. The girl was carried into the hospital by an FSA soldier, to later be reunited with her deceased mother in Aleppo, Syria, May, 2013.

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Young Syrian Girl Wounded by Airstrike
Aleppo
By Simon Letellier
27 May 2013

Officials prepare a wounded Syrian girl who arrived at a hospital after a bomb attack for an X-ray procedure. While walking in the street with her mother, she was wounded by shrapnel and the mother was killed from a bomb which destroyed a building nearby. The girl was carried into the hospital by an FSA soldier, to later be reunited with her deceased mother in Aleppo, Syria, May, 2013.

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X-Ray Young Wounded Syrian Girl
Aleppo
By Simon Letellier
27 May 2013

Officials prepare a wounded Syrian girl who arrived at a hospital after a bomb attack for an X-ray procedure. While walking in the street with her mother, she was wounded by shrapnel and the mother was killed from a bomb which destroyed a building nearby. The girl was carried into the hospital by an FSA soldier, to later be reunited with her deceased mother in Aleppo, Syria, May, 2013.

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Young Wounded Syrian Girl
Aleppo
By Simon Letellier
27 May 2013

Officials prepare a wounded Syrian girl who arrived at a hospital after a bomb attack for an X-ray procedure. While walking in the street with her mother, she was wounded by shrapnel and the mother was killed from a bomb which destroyed a building nearby. The girl was carried into the hospital by an FSA soldier, to later be reunited with her deceased mother in Aleppo, Syria, May, 2013.

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Young Wounded Syrian Girl
aleppo
By Simon Letellier
27 May 2013

Officials prepare a wounded Syrian girl who arrived at a hospital after a bomb attack for an X-ray procedure. While walking in the street with her mother, she was wounded by shrapnel and the mother was killed from a bomb which destroyed a building nearby. The girl was carried into the hospital by an FSA soldier, to later be reunited with her deceased mother in Aleppo, Syria, May, 2013.

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X-Ray of a Wounded Young Syrian Girl
aleppo
By Simon Letellier
27 May 2013

A young Syrian girl underwent an X-Ray procedure after she was carried into a hospital by an FSA soldier. The X-ray revealed shrapnel in her body. While walking in the street with her mother, she was wounded by shrapnel and the mother was killed from a bomb which destroyed a building in Aleppo, Syria, May, 2013.