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The battle to separate Safa and Marwa

Conjoined twins

It’s the rarest form of a rare condition - conjoined twins, fused at the head.

The BBC has been granted exclusive access to a ground-breaking series of operations in a British hospital to separate two sisters.

This is their story.

The ground-breaking operations to separate conjoined twins

The young patients had to undergo three major operations
Surgeons in London have successfully separated two sisters who were born joined at the head. 
Safa and Marwa, who are two years old and from Pakistan, had to undergo complex surgeries over nearly 50 hours. Dr Noor ul Owase Jeelani and Professor David Dunaway - two of the main surgeons from Great Ormond Street Hospital - spoke to BBC Newsday 

(Picture: the conjoined twins from Pakistan. Credit: BBC)