Syrian Snipers Go After Pregnant Women

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quote: "The image would be chilling enough without knowing the child was still in its mother's womb when it became the target of snipers hiding in the shadows in northern Syria."
their: CNN's
their_title: Syrian snipers target pregnant women, unborn babies, doctor says
their_copy: Syrian snipers are targeting heavily pregnant women as they try to reach badly needed food and provisions in the rebel-held areas near Aleppo, doctors say.
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our_copy: Health and aid workers are having trouble reaching regime-controlled parts of Syria and in some cases those in need are paying with their lives as they try to reach food in rebel areas. Where United Nations workers have been allowed to bring supplies to women and children in other conflicts, that does not appear to be the case in Syria. In fact, it seems snipers are actually targeting women and children, sometimes just for sport. With no end in sight, Syrians are fleeing to neighboring countries in a move that could have dire long-term economic and political consequences.


Emily DeRuy is a Washington, D.C.-based associate editor, covering education, reproductive rights, and inequality. A San Francisco native, she enjoys Giants baseball and misses Philz terribly.

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