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Wounded Syrian soldiers learn to live with disabilities

A Syrian soldier who lost his leg while fighting in Syria’s war walks on a prosthetic during a physical therapy session at the Ahmad Hamish Martyr hospital in Damascus, Syria. (Photo: Hassan Ammar/AP)

Wounded Syrian soldiers learn to live with war disabilities

Many Syrian government soldiers, after years of intense fighting, now face a new reality of learning to live without one or more of their limbs or with other serious disabilities. One hospital manufactures 60 prosthetic limbs a day, reflecting the high demand in a nation wracked by a bloody civil war.

There are no official statistics for the number of troops killed or wounded in the seven-year conflict, but casualties are estimated to be in the tens of thousands. (AP)

Photography by Hassan Ammar/AP

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