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Turkish offensive stretches Syria hospital to limit


Added 10-12-19 02:04:02pm EST - “Writhing in pain on a hospital stretcher, Fatima al-Issa bit on a purple handkerchief as a medical team tended to wounds she suffered in Turkish bombardment of northeast Syria. Outside the medical facility in Tal Tamr, a small town…” - News.yahoo.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From News.yahoo.com: “Turkish offensive stretches Syria hospital to limit”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Tal Tamr (Syria) (AFP) - Writhing in pain on a hospital stretcher, Fatima al-Issa bit on a purple handkerchief as a medical team tended to wounds she suffered in Turkish bombardment of northeast Syria.

They rubbed ointment into burns around her swollen left eye after the 45-year-old was hit by shrapnel from Turkish shelling near her home in the border region of Ras al-Ain.

Outside the medical facility in Tal Tamr, a small town in Hassakeh province, the corpse of a Kurdish fighter in blood-stained fatigues was pulled out of an ambulance.

Other Kurdish fighters gripped their crutches as they hobbled on to the pavement, carrying bags containing their belongings, after being discharged.

Most casualties were from the flashpoint border areas of Ras al-Ain and Tal Abyad, the main objectives of Ankara's offensive, doctors and patients said.

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