Health care of any kind is increasingly hard to come by in the besieged eastern part of Aleppo, the epicenter of the Syrian civil war. And the few remaining doctors in the city’s eastern territory face constant threat for simply doing their job.

In August, some of the last doctors still working in the city’s eastern quarters wrote a letter to President Obama pleading for help in stopping the targeted bombardment of hospitals by forces backing President Bashar Assad. In it, they explained the level of attack that medical centers are under, and warned that it was becoming impossible to treat patients.

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