Syrian Red Crescent brings wheelchairs, crutches into East Aleppo


February 10, 2015

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FIRST AID: The Syrian Arab Red Crescent delivered a load of wheelchairs and crutches to rebel-held eastern areas of Aleppo city Tuesday through the Kraj al-Hajz crossing, reported the group on its Facebook page.

Earlier in February, rebel group Ahrar a-Sham cooperated with the Red Crescent to move 11 women with chronic illnesses from rebel to regime-controlled territory through the same crossing in order to receive medical treatment, reported pro-opposition Siraj Press.

The Kraj al-Hajz crossing had been closed since February of last year after regime snipers repeatedly targeted civilians trying to cross.

In related news, regime forces launched mortars into the Bustan al-Qasr neighborhood on Tuesday, located nearby the Kraj al-Hajz crossing, reported the pro-opposition Qasion News Agency.

-February 10, 2015

-Photo courtesy of Syrian Arab Red Crescent

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