Conjoined Syrian twins brought to Turkey for treatment

Fourteen-day-old conjoined Syrian twins were brought Wednesday to Ankara by a Turkish Health Ministry ambulance plane.

Born at 4 kilograms (8.8 pounds) in Afrin, Syria, the pair was initially taken to a hospital in Turkey’s border province of Hatay.

After their initial treatment, the twins arrived at Esenboga Airport in the Turkish capital and were taken to Hacettepe University Ihsan Dogramaci Children Hospital for further treatment.

Syria has been ravaged by a multifaceted civil war since early 2011 when the regime cracked down on pro-democracy protesters.

Hundreds of thousands of people have been killed and more than 10 million displaced, according to UN estimates.

Source: Anadolu Agency