Immediate Release: Massacre in Aleppo Leaves Medical NGO Pleading for No Fly Zones and Aid

**Correction**

314 confirmed casualties based on initial reports . Reporting and data collection in the field has proven challenging due to overwhelming circumstances.


94   - Casualties on Friday September 23
96   - Casualties on Saturday September 24
106 - Casualties On Sunday September 25  
18   - Casualties on Monday September 26

Source: Aleppo Forensic Group



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Immediate Release: Massacre in Aleppo Leaves Medical NGO Pleading for No Fly Zones and Aid
 
Toronto, ON- An intense aerial bombing campaign over Eastern Aleppo, which started on September 22 and continued throughout the weekend, has left over 600 civilians dead and over 1,600 injured in the past week. Ground personnel report over 80 children have died and hundreds more are terribly maimed and wounded .  
“In the five years of this war we have never seen so much trauma and death in our hospitals.” Said Dr. Bakri M.-  One of the last remaining Surgeons in Aleppo 

Three of the four Syrian Civil Defense (The White Helmets) response centers have been attacked and one completely destroyed, reducing emergency response capacity by 50%. UOSSM doctors anticipate a surge in casualties/ injuries in the coming days from patients who were unreachable.  

“We don’t have enough medical supplies, we don’t have beds, patients are scattered in the hallways and dying on the floor. We can’t do anything if the airstrikes continue”- Said Dr. Bakri M.

The few remaining hospitals that have not been destroyed are overwhelmed with the number of patients injured and dying. This weekend’s attacks have been the worst any doctors in Aleppo have seen in the past 5 years.  

For the survival of our patients and staff we plead for No Fly Zones over Aleppo. We ask all citizens to demand this from their governments. We ask for private and government donations to immediately support our clinics in Aleppo.  UOSSM will continue its work despite the dangerous conditions and incredible challenges. Our staff is still committed to providing care to everyone in need, regardless of race, religion or politics.

Over 90% of all civilian injuries in Aleppo are caused by air strikes. Using jets and the most advanced technology to drop untargeted munitions such as cluster bombs and barrel bombs in civilian neighbourhoods is nothing short of sadistic. The outcomes are clear that these methods, when used in populous cities, only injure and maime civilians, not military targets. Precision attacks only seem to be used when targeting medical facilities, aid workers and humanitarian convoys.   

Dr. Anas Al Kassem is available for interview.

Media Contact: 

Name:  Avi D'Souza
Global Director Of Communications
Phone: (647) 528-5029
Email: press@uossm-canada.org

Name:  Dr. Anas Al Kassem
Chairman, UOSSM Canada / Ontario Surgeon
Phone:  (905) 617- 3332

UOSSM (Union des Organisations de Secours et Soins Médicaux) provides free medical aid to the people of Syria regardless of nationality, ethnicity, gender, religion or political affiliation. UOSSM international, founded by Syrian Doctors around the world,  started in 2012 and operates 12 major hospitals and supports 120 clinics inside Syria. UOSSM has performed over 1,000,000 medical treatments inside Syria since inception.  

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