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GRAPHIC: Boy cries over mother's dead body in eastern Aleppo

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By Euronews
GRAPHIC: Boy cries over mother's dead body in eastern Aleppo

<p>In a harrowing amateur video, released by the Syria Civil Defence (the White Helmets), a boy can be seen crying over his mother’s dead body in Aleppo.</p> <p>According to the rescue service, this footage was filmed on Wednesday in Job Al Quba, in the east of the city, after a military strike on the rebel-held area.</p> <p>Civil Defence workers say that more than 45 people, mostly women and children, were killed in the attack as they fled “certain death”.</p> <p>The young man explained:<br /> “We were leaving from Maadi and Asila, we gathered at Maadi and then we all left together.”</p> <p>“My mother was carrying some things, then we suddenly heard the strike, we ran here, we came to see them. I found my mother dead,” he continued.</p> <p>Local civil defence officials claim that more than 739 civilians have been killed and hundreds more injured in regime attacks on eastern Aleppo since mid-November.</p>