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How Israeli doctors rebuilt man's face

Hundreds of Syrians injured in their country's conflict have been treated at Israeli hospitals since 2011.

Mohammed is a young farmer from Deraa, where protests against President Bashar al-Assad began.

Some kind of projectile - he says it came from a Syrian military jet - destroyed the lower part of his face, leaving a bloody mass of tissue.

But a team of surgeons at Rambam Hospital in Haifa managed to rebuild Mohammed's face using groundbreaking techniques.

Prof Adi Rachmiel and Dr Yoav Leiser explain how they went about repairing the damage.

  • 16 Feb 2015
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