Dramatic Video Shows Girl Pulled from Rubble in Aleppo
Jawad al Rifai /Anadolu Agency/Getty Images(LONDON) — A dramatic video shows a young girl getting rescued alive from under a collapsed building after an airstrike in the besieged city of Aleppo, Syria.
Rescue workers are seen in the video pulling the small child from under the rubble by her ponytail. She weeps as her head appears among the ruins of a building in Aleppo.
“It’s OK, it’s OK,” says the man as he tries to pull her out. “Where is your hand, where is your hand? Can you show me your hand?” he asks the girl.
The child was identified as Rawan Alowsh, 5, by British broadcaster Sky News, which obtained the footage. She lost her four siblings and parents in the attack, according to Sky News.
Rescue workers in the video are able to remove enough rubble to pull the girl out. She is covered in dust and her head is spotted with blood as they rush her to the ambulance.
The girl was rescued following a second day of intense airstrikes on Aleppo that followed the Syrian military’s announcement that it was launching a military offensive against the eastern, rebel-held part of the city.
Among Friday’s victims were 12 members of the same family, including six children, who were killed by airstrikes in the village of Bashkateen in Aleppo’s western countryside, said the U.K.-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which attributed the strikes to Syrian government forces.
In east Aleppo, at least 27 people, including two children from one family, were killed by Russian and government airstrikes, since the bombardments started Thursday night, according to the observatory. Many were injured and others are missing, the observatory said.
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