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Video Offers Rare, Graphic Glimpse Of The Carnage In Aleppo

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It's not often that we see what's actually going on in Aleppo, and other devastated cities in Syria. But the BBC recently received some footage, filmed inside a hospital in Aleppo, that clearly shows the bloody toll the war is taking on civilians.

Here & Now's Robin Young talks with BBC correspondent John Sweeney — who produced the BBC's story using that footage — about what it shows, and why some of it was too graphic to broadcast.

Guest

John Sweeney, writer and broadcaster for the BBC. He tweets @johnsweeneyroar.

This segment aired on October 11, 2016. The audio for this segment is not available.

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