iStock/Thinkstock(ALEPPO, Syria) — A dramatic scene was captured on video in the war-torn city of Aleppo Tuesday when a young girl was rescued from the rubble of a building destroyed by an apparent airstrike.
The incident took place the same day that the Syrian government and its Russian allies kicked off a renewed bombing campaign after several weeks of relative calm. Warplanes hit several opposition-held neighborhoods in the besieged part of Aleppo, residents say.
A fresh wave of strikes Wednesday claimed at least eight lives and wounded dozens in Aleppo’s Al-Shaar and Karm el-Beik neighborhoods, according to the White Helmets, a group of volunteer emergency responders.
The girl in the video who was pinned under the rubble of a destroyed building in Aleppo’s Salheen neighborhood was brought to a hospital for treatment. The video was released by the Aleppo Media Center, an opposition media group.
“I want water,” the girl says in Arabic in the video after being brought to a clinic.
She appears to remove dirt from her mouth. When asked what her name is, she responds: “Khadiza.”
After she rinses her face and eyes with water, she is asked: “Is there anything left in your eyes?”
A man later asks her to open her eyes and look at him, but she keeps her eyes closed. She is also asked what her older sister’s name is. When the girl asks why they want to know, a man responds, “because she is here with me.”
At least six people, including one child, were killed in airstrikes in Aleppo Tuesday, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. The Children’s Hospital, the Bayan Hospital and the nearby Central Blood Bank were attacked Wednesday morning by barrel bombs, leaving 10 civilians dead and at least 47 injured, according to local medical staff.
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