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Syria’s civil war continues to claim the lives of innocent civilians, but the deaths aren’t only happening in areas seized by Islamic State. Rebel-shelled eastern Aleppo is also clocking up high numbers of fatalities, a chief autopsy doctor told RT.
The Aleppo office of Dr. Zaher Hajjo is filled with bodies of those who didn’t make it – many of whom are civilian women, children, and men whose lives were lost to the country’s bloody conflict, now in its fifth year.
RT’s Lizzie Phelan traveled to Aleppo to speak to Hajjo, and saw bodies arrive firsthand.
“So many armed groups, many times they will fight each other, they will kill each other, there are so many other crimes there, it’s not just with regards about war. And some areas, some neighborhoods on the eastern side, [there are more] foreigners than locals and often they don’t even announce the foreigners who have been killed, or sometimes they will just put even the fighters with the same statistics as civilians,” Hajjo said… … …