In Syria, fighting over territory blocks access to vital medicine, health services
- Year: 2013
- Length: 6:09 minutes (5.63 MB)
- Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)
Rocket strikes in Syria’s northern city Aleppo killed at least 14, including children, and wounded dozens more today. That’s according to the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and video posted online by anti-government activists. The violence comes just a day after several car bombs shattered buildings in Damascus, one bomb exploded near the Mazraa district, by Russia’s embassy and the offices of President Bashar al Assad's ruling Baath Party. The Local Coordination Committees put the death toll Thursday in Damascus at more than 100. Also today, the Syrian National Coalition, a main opposition group, said it plans to name members of a transitional government in the coming days, according to Al Jazeera. Fighting and control of territory is disrupting aid organizations as they try to reach the four million people the UN says are in need of humanitarian assistance and medicine. For more, we’re joined by Kassia Queen, who leads the Doctors Without Borders mission for Syria. She’s just returned from northern Syria and joins us via Skype from near the border in Turkey.