Syria: Bodies litter floor at makeshift hospital in Aleppo



    Syria: Bodies litter floor at makeshift hospital in Aleppo

    Sept.26, Aleppo: Hospitals are struggling to cope in Syria's Aleppo as government and Russian fighter jets continued to pound the city's rebel-held east, killing more than 200 people in under a week.

    Al Jazeera's Amr al-Halabi, reporting from a makeshift hospital in the city, described a bleak situation as the hospital overflowed with dozens of dead and wounded people.

    "Dead people are on the floor of this makeshift hospital," Halabi said. "The situation here is desperate."

    Bodies littered the ground inside and outside the facility, as volunteers and relatives carried severly wounded people inside, looking for somehere to put them down on a floor already full with air raid victims.

    "There is not enough space for us. We have to leave immediately to make more room for those injured," Halabi said as a stream of ambulances ferried in the dead and wounded, overcrowding hospital wards.

    "It looks like judgement day," he said.

    At an emergency meeting of the UN on Sunday, the US, Britain and France accused Russia, a key military backer of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, of war crimes.

    "What Russia is sponsoring and doing is not counter-terrorism. It is barbarism," US Ambassador Samantha Power said.

    "It is difficult to deny that Russia is partnering with the Syrian regime to carry out war crimes," said British Ambassador Matthew Rycroft, adding that high-tech weaponry had inflicted "a new hell" on war-weary Syrians.

    The Oslo Times International News Network