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Newborn baby pulled from rubble in Syria pictured safely in dad's arms just days after the attack

Abu Rateb Malis holds his 27-day-old baby son Rateb Malis. Photo: Reuters

A picture of a father holding his newborn child after rescuing him from the rubble of their family home in Duma, Syria, captured the devastation of the conflict in the country.

Rateb Malis was pulled out of the rubble after a bomb hit Duma. Credit: Reuters

Rateb Malis was 27-days-old when a barrel bomb - an improvised explosive device filled with TNT and sometimes shrapnel and oil - exploded Duma, which is only six miles from the capital, Damascus.

However, just a week after that attack the father, Abu Rateb Malis, has been pictured holding his son in a relative's house.

Rateb Malis is held in the air after being pulled from the rubble. Credit: Reuters

Forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad have been accused of carrying out deadly attacks on crowded residential areas in Syria.

In December, over 300 people - including 87 children - were killed in a barrel bomb attack in the city of Aleppo, according to opposition forces.

Abu Rateb Malis holds his son as his daughters watch them. Credit: Reuters

Baby Rateb was covered in dust and pictured crying when he was pulled from the rubble on January 7.

His sister Maria was also dragged from the rubble of the family house.

Abu Rateb Malis' daughter was also pulled out of the rubble. Credit: Reuters

A military helicopter was seen by witnesses dropping barrel bombs on Duma.

Over 100,000 people are believed to have been killed since the Syrian conflict started three years ago.