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Syrian doctor in Canada sneaks home to help
Dual citizen working as surgeon in Canada travels to Syria to provide much needed medical care.
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2012 12:24

One of the challenges in Syria is getting medical help to the tens of thousands of people who have been injured in the fighting.

The situation has prompted a Syrian-Canadian surgeon to sneak into Syria from Turkey every few months to provide desperately needed medical care.

Dr Anas al-Kassem has also set up clandestine clinics there.

Al Jazeera’s Daniel Lak met him at his home in Oakville, Canada.

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