Saleyha Ahsan

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After the tragic death of British orthopaedic surgeon, Abbas Khan - found dead in his cell in Syria days before his scheduled release, I spoke about my experiences of working as a doctor in Syria on Sky News.

Posted by Saleyha Ahsan on 18 December 2014 | 0 Comments

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How did WW1 change the way we treat war injuries today? BBC World War One

At the Battle of Waterloo in 1815, the main infantry weapon was the muzzle-loading musket, which fired up to four shots a minute. At the Battle of the Somme, just over a century later, machine gunners could fire off 600 rounds a minute.

Posted by Saleyha Ahsan on 2 December 2014 | 1258 Comments

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Back in Tatouine

So I am back in Tatouine, Tunisia as I wait to cross the border into Libya. It was a bit of a last minute rush to get out here, after a couple of weeks of trying to arrange, plan and decide.

Posted by Saleyha Ahsan on 27 August 2014 | 0 Comments

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Triage and Terror

NORTH SYRIA — Being an emergency room doctor gives you a strange set of priorities. We can't wait to get sucked into a crisis -- the bigger the trauma, the better. But sometimes, you get more than you bargain for.

Posted by Saleyha Ahsan on 25 May 2014 | 0 Comments

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Operation Mum won't stop British Muslims going to Syria. But peace will.

British counter-terrorism chiefs are really bringing out the big guns with their latest campaign to tackle the growing number of Muslims heading out to Syria. They've come up with Operation Mum, asking Muslim women to inform on family members thinking of going to Syria to fight.

Posted by Saleyha Ahsan on 25 April 2014 | 0 Comments

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CNN features my short film My Mother's Daughter

A clip from my short film My Mother's Daughter was featured within the CNN panel discussion hosted by Christiane Amanpour and featuring Tariq Ramadan amongst the panelists.

Posted by Saleyha Ahsan on 2 April 2014 | 0 Comments

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On the NHS frontline: 'being a doctor in A&E is like being a medic in a war zone'

The start of a shift and I brace myself as I walk into the waiting area. A huge number of people are already there, waiting to be called. I try to avoid eye contact. It's like entering an arena but I feel more like the sacrificial lamb than a gladiator.

Posted by Saleyha Ahsan on 5 March 2014 | 12 Comments

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Providing medical relief in Syria's conflict

“Keep your head down and don't say anything”, instructed my guide as we approached the Turkish border at Bab al-Hawa. We were making our way back across the border into Turkey after a long day in Atmeh refugee camp, north Syria.

Posted by Saleyha Ahsan on 16 February 2014 | 0 Comments

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