Aleppo’s Shifa Hospital
It had been a calm day so far in embattled Aleppo’s Shifa Hospital, said a relieved doctor. His face etched with exhaustion from just three hours of sleep a night. Then a man burst into the cramped hospital bearing the shrieking bundle of a 6-old-year-old girl who’d had a machine gun bullet rip through her knees.
Months into the battle for Syria’s largest city, civilians are still bearing the brunt of the fighting under a daily assault of helicopter gunships, roaring jets and gunmen and troops battling it out in the streets.