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White Helmet rescuers free a young girl trapped in rubble following an airstrike in Aleppo, Syria, on Wednesday, September 28, 2016. (Twitter)


Dramatic video shows young girl being rescued from rubble left by airstrike in Aleppo

September 29, 2016

As the situation on the ground in Aleppo worsens by the day, amid world leaders’ futile efforts to make a cease-fire last more than a few days, children and civilians are dying in relentless airstrikes on the war-torn city. On Wednesday, two hospitals were bombed leaving them out of service. One of the facilities was an OBGYN and pediatric clinic. Two were killed in the attack, and several were injured. All told, 23 people — 10 of them children — died in the attacks on Wednesday, reports said.

Some bittersweet video did emerge from the carnage, however. Dramatic footage showed White Helmet rescuers pulling a young girl from the rubble of a building destroyed by one of the airstrikes. Her screams for help can be heard as rescuers pull away twisted steel and broken concrete in their bid to reach her. They were able to free her from the ruins, put her on a stretcher and assess her medical condition. At one point, the girl, covered in dust, screams out in pain when one of the rescuers appears to touch her leg. Moments later they transport the shell-shocked girl into the back of an ambulance. Activists reportedly said more than a dozen of her families members were killed in the attack. Watch a shorter clip of video below and watch the complete footage here.

“The children of Aleppo are trapped in a living nightmare,” UNICEF Deputy Executive Director Justin Forsyth said in a statement. “There are no words left to describe the suffering they are experiencing.”

Read the full story at ABC News.


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