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Video: death chases Syrian refugees fleeing Qusayr

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A video broadcast on Al Arabiya television Sunday showed Syrian refugees fleeing toward Lebanese border village of Arsal from the town of Qusayr, which was overrun by Hezbollah militias and Assad’s forces.

The refugees appeared taking a break under trees on their journey to the Lebanese side while enduring the hardships of food shortage and the lack of medicine to treat their wounded fellows.

A man speaking in the video said they were in a forest, trying to reach Arsal but the regime air force and tanks were targeting them. He said they were carrying their wounded because “no one responded to us; neither Red Cross nor any organization.

Pointing at a man laying besides him, he said: “This man is dying simply because there is nothing [to treat him with him.”
“It is a simple wound, and with an operation his life could’ve been saved.

The Lebanese Red Cross, meanwhile, said dozens of people wounded in Qusayr have been brought across the border for treatment, according to AFP.

“Eighty-seven wounded Syrians were transported by the Lebanese Red Cross from Friday afternoon to Sunday morning to hospitals in Bekaa (east) and to north” in Lebanon, Georges Kettane, operations director of the LRC, told AFP.


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