A Dying Army, A Dying Clinic, and a Dying Revolution

Collection with 21 media items created by adrian

17 Mar 2014 07:00

In the Turkish border town of Rehyanli, sometimes dubbed the “rebel resort”, the injured and exhausted remnants of the once powerful Free Syrian Army seek medical treatment in a Syrian run clinic that itself is barely surviving.

Established by a defected Syrian Army medic, the clinic hosts both Syrian refugees and fighters injured in the war with a focus on long term rehabilitation. Amongst the patients is a young FSA fighter named Abu Djud. Abu Djud was an archaeology student from Aleppo who took up arms after the uprising began and was injured by shrapnel. He was evacuated to Dr. Rahhal’s clinic and had his leg amputated. He is now passing time in Reyhanli, waiting for his stump to heal and to buy a sports grade prosthetic leg. This story profiles the injured FSA fighters seeking treatment in Dr. Rahhal’s clinic. The stories of the once optimistic and now battered and sidelined young revolutionaries will reflect the withering of the Free Syrian Army in the face of growing radical opposition groups and an emboldened Syrian Army.

Turkey Clinic Hospital Syrians Refugees Fighters Rebels Rehabilitation Free Syrian ... Fsa Amputees Reyhanli Rehanli Hatay Antakya Syria War Conflict Syrian

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Reyhanli, Hatay
By Maciej Moskwa
26 Mar 2014

Abu Djud former FSA combatant entering praying room in Syrian clinic placed in Turkish town of Reyhanle.

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Reyhanli, Hatay
By Maciej Moskwa
16 Mar 2014

Mohhamad was injured in an ambush, bullet damaged his spine bone and now he recover in Turkey.

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Reyhanli, Hatay
By Maciej Moskwa
27 Mar 2014

Ziyad having an infusion in order to improve his immune system.

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Reyhanli, Hatay
By Maciej Moskwa
17 Mar 2014

Patients from clinic sit on a grass near clinic, hills behind lay in Syria.

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Reyhanli, Hatay
By Maciej Moskwa
26 Mar 2014

Despite his wounds Abu Djud is very skilled billiard player.

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Reyhanli, Hatay
By Maciej Moskwa
27 Mar 2014

Ziyad(L) and Abu Chalid. Abu Chalid spend 6 months in the clinic after he was wounded in skirmish when fighting alongside Jabhat al-Nusra against governmental forces in Idlib province.

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Reyhanli, Hatay
By Maciej Moskwa
26 Mar 2014

Ziyad and Abu Djud used to sing together songs about freedom( hurriye). Good mood is also important part of getting back to good condition.

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Reyhanli, Hatay
By Maciej Moskwa
26 Mar 2014

Convalescents don't have many attractions during their free time. Walks are among one of them. Abu Djud walks with Hassan his comrade who used to fight in Homs.

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Reyhanli, Hatay
By Maciej Moskwa
26 Mar 2014

Abu Djud with his brother and friends enjoy afternoon coffee.

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Reyhanli, Hatay
By Maciej Moskwa
25 Mar 2014

Abu Djud cheering during chat with his friends, his brother Abu Chalid loves water pipe.

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Reyhanli, Hatay
By Maciej Moskwa
26 Mar 2014

Abu Islam with prayer beads in his hand and the Holy Quran on the table next to his bed.

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Reyhanli, Hatay
By Maciej Moskwa
26 Mar 2014

Abu Islam (lower bed) lost both his legs in combat. His brother, Abu Ahmad (upper bed) accompanied him as he came to Turkey to seek treatment in the clinic.

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Reyhanli, Hatay
By Maciej Moskwa
26 Mar 2014

Abu Djud and his brother Abu Chalid, who is 29 years old, and before war used to work as a tailor in city of Aleppo.