VIDEO: Discover life inside Aleppo hospital after rebels turned it into a terror base
Intriguing footage has emerged from the recently liberated Aleppo National Hospitalrevealing the medical facility had literally been transformed into a jihadist headquarters prior to its capture by government forces.
Upon entering the building complex, sometimes refered to as the Optical (Eyes) Hospital, Syrian government troops discovered loads of weapons, ammunition, paperwork, makeshift prison cells, a Sharia court, body armor and various Islamist flags.
At 0:35, the video also shows Aleppo Citadel, a government-held site only 750 meters west of the hospital. Although the medieval fortified palace has been damaged due to almost five years of clashes, it would mark a huge symbolic victory for the Syrian Government if its military forces were able to secure the historic fortification.