This Is What the World’s Bloodiest War Looks Like #7

A photo a day from the Syrian civil war

This Is What the World’s Bloodiest War Looks Like #7 This Is What the World’s Bloodiest War Looks Like #7

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Via Orient Hospital This Is What the World’s Bloodiest War Looks Like #7 A photo a day from the Syrian civil war by DAVID... This Is What the World’s Bloodiest War Looks Like #7
Via Orient Hospital

This Is What the World’s Bloodiest War Looks Like #7

A photo a day from the Syrian civil war

by DAVID AXE

Thirty months. More than 100,000 dead. Millions displaced. The Syrian civil war is by far the bloodiest war in all the world today—and it could only get worse as the political, economic, humanitarian and sectarian crises it has spawned spill into neighboring countries.

Kosay Said Essa, 40, was a doctor in Idlib in northern Syria. When popular demonstrations erupted in 2011 and civil war soon followed, Essa, sympathetic to the rebels, established an underground clinic to treat demonstrators and fighters injured by regime troops.

Soon he was a wanted man. Fleeing Syria for Turkey, he joined the staff of Orient, a new opposition hospital system founded by a Syrian media mogul. Today Orient has two hospitals in Turkey plus 10 aid stations in Syria for treating the injured near the front lines.

When we dropped in on Essa in his office in Reyhanli, Turkey, he gave us this photograph of a boy shot in the shoulder by Syrian government troops—and saved by Orient’s doctors.