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Aug 21, 2012 9:29 AM by AP

Team of doctors set up secret Syria field hospital

PARIS (AP) - A group of physicians says an international team of doctors turned a villa under construction in Syria into a secret hospital, spending two months treating wounded who sometimes traveled two days for help.

Medecins Sans Frontieres said Tuesday that it took the doctors a week to transform the home in northern Syria into a field hospital. The aid group, known in English as Doctors Without Borders, sent the international team.

Brian Moller, an Australian anaesthetic nurse on the team of seven foreigners and about 50 Syrians, says they made sure the Syrian government was aware of their presence without letting authorities know where the field hospital would operate.

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