Watch the incredible moment little boy saves petrified girl from sniper fire in Syria

By Kirstin Buick
12 November 2014

This Syrian boy has been hailed as a hero after a miraculous video emerged showing him braving a barrage of bullets to save a terrified little girl.

The video, posted on YouTube ShaamNetwork S.N.N and titled "SYRIAN HERO BOY rescue girl in shootout" shows the boy, who can't be older than 10 or 11 years old, dodging bullets to save a girl caught right in the firing line.

Initially he seems to have been hit himself, and drops to his needs before collapsing into the dust. Seconds later, he jumps up and makes a mad dash for the girl, who looks to be frozen with fear behind a burnt out car. Some YouTubers have speculated that the boy faked his own death to turn the sniper's attention from him so that he could get to the girl.

Take a look at the heartstopping clip:

Additional sources: nypost.com, independent.co.uk

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