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Baby recovering after Syrian air strike rescue

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Baby recovering after Syrian air strike rescue


Fourteen-month-old Ghina Khalil is recovering in the Syrian city of Aleppo after being dramatically pulled from the ruins of her family’s home following an alleged air strike over a week ago.

An activist filmed the little girl as rescuers dug her out from the rubble and dust, apparently with no obvious injuries.

The footage, which was uploaded to the internet by the Nour Media Centre, showed a group of men in the suburb of Maasraniyeh digging through rubble to reveal the dazed infant.

The video appeared genuine and corresponded with Associated Press reporting of events in the area.

Rami Abdurrahman, from London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said a colleague in Aleppo told him that Maasraniyeh was subject to a missile attack on January 22, which killed at least 10 people and wounded more than 20.

Abdurrahman said the dead included five children.

According to the activist who filmed Ghina’s rescue, her mother was killed in the attack and her 10-year-old sister is missing.

Her five other sisters survived, although two were lightly wounded, he said.

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