One doctor’s story: 'ISIS fighters burst into the theatre, guns raised'

'My heart lurched ... so this is how it ends'

For the past 25 years, British general and vascular surgeon Dr David Nott has volunteered in some of the world’s most dangerous conflict zones. His book War Doctor is a first-hand account of working in war-ravaged countries. This extract details his extraordinary experience working in hospitals in rebel-held east Aleppo, Syria — a place he named Sniper City.

Dr David Notts
Dr David Nott. Photo: AAP