Aid Workers Evacuate Critically Ill from Rebel Enclave in Syria


Aid workers evacuated close to 200 people, including critically ill patients and family members, from a rebel-held Damascus suburb on Tuesday, after a weekslong assault on the area by Syrian regime forces left hospitals in ruins and the health care system severely degraded.

Around two dozen patients on a list of about 1,000 people deemed to be urgently in need of medical care were evacuated under United Nations supervision by the Syrian Arab Red Crescent, according to doctors and activists. They were being transferred to hospitals…



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