AP PHOTOS: Clinic makes artificial limbs for wounded Syrians

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Posted: Apr 27, 2016 10:30 AM
AP PHOTOS: Clinic makes artificial limbs for wounded Syrians

REYHANLI, Turkey (AP) — Every month, dozens of wounded Syrians stream into a small clinic in a dusty border town in Turkey to be fitted with prosthetic limbs that give them their best shot at restoring some semblance of their normal lives.

The National Syrian Project for Prosthetic Limbs, a Syrian-run venture, provides free treatment for Syrian civilians and fighters. It produces about 100 artificial limbs per month.

Raed al-Masri, who has been running the clinic since it opened in February 2013, says the number of people who need its help is growing. The technicians working at the clinic are all Syrian refugees. Artificial limbs are manufactured and fitted at the clinic, where the people receiving them also undergo rehabilitation that can last from a week to several months.

Here's a gallery of images from the clinic by AP's Bram Janssen.