Syria: Wissam, the hospital whizz-kid - 2013 (29 images)

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13 year old teenager Wissam (real name withheld) has become one of the unknown heroes of the Syrian uprising. After his mother, a nurse at the Al-Noor Hospital in central Deir az-Zor, was killed by a sniper, Wissam took her place. Al-Noor is the largest hospital in town to treat injured or register deaths from fightings or shelling in the heavily contested town on the Euphrates river. Conditions are poor and all staff have been working for two years almost non-stop. Wissam is cleaning...
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