Uneasy stay for Syria doctors

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April 22 - Fighting in Syria is drawing ever closer to a group of South African medical personnel working in that country.Bombs exploded just more than a 100 meters from where the Gift of the Givers team was supposed to have dinner last night. eNCA
Darkoush, Syria, April 19 – Footage recorded by anaesthetist Asab Bhorat shows South African doctors crouching mid surgery at the sound of gunfire outside the hospital in Darkoush, northern Syria. eNCA

SYRIA - Fighting in Syria is drawing ever closer to a group of South African medical personnel working in that country.

Bombs were exploding just more than 100 meters from where the Gift of the Givers team was supposed to have dinner last night.

eNCA’s  Yusuf Omar reports that the South Africans had little sleep as the area they are operating has experienced sustained shelling.

Nervous giggles as the team investigates the damage.

But it was no laughing matter last night; doctors were not in the area where they were supposed to have dinner because they were waiting for seven of their colleagues to arrive.

The explosions are believed to have emanated from Jusur cha ur , a government held outpost now surrounded by rebels .

Some shells were blocked by the valley's mountain ranges, but a few did scrape through.

The medical team is now on high alert and some will now be housed further away from the firing line.

And for more on his journey, visit his blog at Yusuf Omar from Syria.

 

 

-eNCA

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