Baby rescued from rubble after Syria airstrike - video

2014-01-31 09:22
Men dig 14-month-old Ghina Khalil out of rubble in Aleppo, Syria. (File, AP)

Men dig 14-month-old Ghina Khalil out of rubble in Aleppo, Syria. (File, AP)

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Aleppo - Fourteen-month-old Ghina Khalil is recovering with her family in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo after being buried in rubble.

The stunning rescue, caught on video.

The footage shows a group of men frantically digging in the dusty rubble of her home after an alleged airstrike on 22 January.

Amid cries of "God is greatest," the toddler's curly-haired head can be seen emerging from the dust, as the men scoop away handfuls of crumbled concrete with their bare hands. With her arms freed, the girl reaches up to wipe her eyes in a sign of life.

According to the activist who filmed the video, uploaded to the internet by the Nour Media Centre, the girl was completely buried for at least three minutes and her mother was killed in the attack.

A video taken later showed Khalil in new clothes, with no visible injuries.


- AP

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