Targeting hospitals 'evil' says surgeon
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Targeting hospitals 'evil' says surgeon David Knott

A Welsh surgeon who saved lives during the conflict in Syria has described the "evil" of those who bomb hospitals.

David Nott was delivering the BBC's annual Patrick Hannan Lecture at the Hay Festival in Powys.

Mr Nott told the audience how perpetrators claimed the bombings to be "justifiable and intentional".

"Hospitals must be protected and respected. To bomb and destroy hospitals is not just sinful, it is evil," he said.

Mr Nott, born in Carmarthen, has operated in war zones since volunteering to help in a hospital in Sarajevo during the Bosnian conflict.

  • 29 May 2017
  • From the section Wales