- The conflict in Syria has killed more than 250,000 people
- An airstrike hit Aleppo, and a young child is rescued in the rubble
- His expression and bloodstained face depicts the plight of the suffering Syrian people
A young boy sits in an ambulance with a bloodstained face that expresses the horrors of war.
This video is reminiscent of what has been happening in Syria in the last five years. A young child in shorts is carried by a rescuer and placed in the orange seat of the ambulance. His face is smeared with blood and dust. His face, emotionless.
On August 7, 2016, an airstrike occurred in the northern city of Aleppo – an area rife with conflict as it is the center battleground between the rebel forces and the government.
The child lifts his left hand to his face, brushing his fingers through his hair and his bloodstained cheeks before quietly drooping in silence. He looks towards the door of the ambulance in pure silence.
The child in the video represents the thousands of children that have become victims of the conflict in Syria. The footage also shows several children and others being rescued from the rubble, all with blood on their faces and expressionless faces.
These people have seen the worst – war, suffering, and death.
Several doctors who remained in the revel-held side of Aleppo have written a letter to President Obama. They said, ‘We do not need tears or sympathy or even prayers, we need your action.’
In the later part of the video, a body is carried out of the wreckage on an orange stretcher, while men in the background shout Allhu Akhbar.
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In the past 4 years, more than 250,000 Syrians have lost their lives. More than 11 million others have been forced to evacuate their homes as government forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad, the Syrian rebels, and ISIS all wage a war that is slowly destroying the country.