Syrian authorities say more than four hundred civilians were killed or wounded in Israeli air raids on Damascus between October 14 and 18.
GV Press outside hospital in Damascus (2 shots)
CU Syrian Farmer with shrapnel wounds (Head bandaged)
CU Two boys wounded (2 shots).
CU Boy's leg showing wound.
SV Nurse tending wounded boy.
CU Wounded boy in bed asleep and injured.arm (2 shots)
GV Newsmen leaving hospital (EXT.) with doctors waiting for new patient.
CU Woman being taken into hospital with severed leg (2 shots)
GV Newsmen arriving at refuges camp.
GV Newsmen inspecting damage to camp and walking among rubble (4 shots).
Press outside Damascus hospital; Syrian farmer with shrapnel wounds; farmer's two sons wounded; boy's wounded leg; nurse tending wounded boy; wounded boy in bed asleep and injured arm; newsmen leaving hospital with doctors waiting for new patients; woman being taken into hospital with severed leg; newsmen arriving at refugee camp; newsmen inspecting damage at camp and walking among rubble.
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Background: Syrian authorities say more than four hundred civilians were killed or wounded in Israeli air raids on Damascus between October 14 and 18. Dr. Jalal Hasaki, Director of Damascus Central Hospital said 172 victims had been brought to his hospital alone, and thirty-eight of them had died. He added that many of the patients had been hit by shrapnel from booby traps which he alleged had been dropped by Israeli planes over Damascus and its suburbs. Most of the casualties were women and children.
On Thursday (October 18) Syrian Government officials took foreign newsmen to a Damascus Hospital to see civilian wounded and to a bombed refugee camp on the outskirts of the city. About twelve houses were damaged or destroyed at the camp and villagers said fifteen people had been killed and more than sixty wounded. Most of the refugees were Syrians evacuated from the Golan heights during the six day war.
SYNOPSIS: The Syrian authorities took newsmen to Damascus Central Hospital on Thursday to see some of the casualties after four days of Israeli air strikes.
A Syrian farmer was being treated for shrapnel wounds together with eight of his family. More than four hundred people were killed or wounded in the raids.
This seven-year-old boy has been playing ball with his friends when a bomb landed nearby. He said the nearest military installation was over a mile away.
Hospital Director, Doctor Jalal Hasaki said many patients had been injured by booby traps dropped by Israeli planes. A bus brought this woman and two men - from a farming community about ten miles est of Damascus. One appeared dead.
Foreign newsmen were also shown bomb damage at a refugee camp on the outskirts of the city. About twelve houses had been damaged or destroyed. Villagers said fifteen people had been killed and more than sixty injured. Most of the refugees were Syrians evacuated from the Golan Heights when the Israelis captured the area in the 1967 war.