Syrian doctors wore surgical masks, said they feared reprisal from the Syrian government and also worried their relatives might be punished if they were identified.
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Doctors describe horrific conditions in SyriaDoctors who risked their lives working in Syrian hospitals described horrific conditions in the war-torn country and pleaded with U.S. lawmakers to protect and save millions of people from an escalating humanitarian crisis.U.S. lawmakers have accused the government of President Bashar Assad of war crimes and even genocide as the number of people killed during the violence in Syria continues to mount. Russia, with its massive air power, and Iran, with thousands of Shiite fighters in Syria, helped turn the war indisputably in Assad's favor.Breedlove, at the time the top officer at U.S. European Command, cited the use of barrel bombs, which are unguided weapons and have no military value, against civilians in Syria.
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