Doctors fight to save ten-year-old whose leg was blown off

Doctors fight to save ten-year-old whose leg was blown off

Doctors fight to save the life of ten-year-old boy whose leg was blown off by Syrian government shelling in Idlib

  • Ahmed Al-Attar is receiving emergency treatment at Idlib Governorate Hospital
  • It’s reported he lost left leg due to artillery shelling by Syrian government forces
  • Latest assaults described as the deadliest since ceasefire came into force in March

Doctors are battling to save the life of a ten-year-old boy whose leg was blown off by Syrian government shelling in Idlib.   

Images have appeared showing Ahmed Al-Attar, receiving emergency treatment at an operating theater at the Idlib Governorate Hospital.

It’s reported he lost his left leg due to artillery shelling by the Syrian government forces.

Surgeons battle to save Ahmed Al-Attar’s life after his left leg was blown off by Syrian government shelling in Idlib

The youngster soaked in blood can be seen lying on what looks like a make-shift emergency bed as doctors and nurses fight to operate on him.

It’s believed Ahmed became caught up in the ongoing conflict in Idlib as members of Syria’s opposition National Liberation Front fired towards the Russian and regime forces. 

A number of others were wounded in the attack, which marks an escalation of violence in the region in recent days.

Insiders say it was in retaliation to a reported Russian air strike on a training camp two days ago, which killed dozens of rebel fighters, in the last rebel-held province in Syria.  

On Monday, Russian warplanes targeted a training camp of the Islamist group Faylaq al-Sham faction in the Jabal Duwayli area in Idlib province, which left more than 50 Turkish-backed militia fighters dead.

It’s feared the latest assaults, described as the deadliest since the ceasefire came into force in March, puts the truce in Idlib at risk. 

Ahmed Al-Attar, receiving emergency treatment at an operating theater at the Idlib Governorate Hospital.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has put the number of dead at 78 with nearly another 90 wounded.

But the UK-based monitoring group which documents human rights abuses in Syria, has warned the death toll is likely to rise. 

War-battered Idlib is home to more than three million people, and has remained fragile for years.    

The war broke out after the anti-government protests nine-years ago in 2011, and has killed more than 380,000 people and displacing millions of other Syrians from their homes. 

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