Astonishing video has emerged of a young child appearing to be pulled alive from under rubble during the conflict in Syria.
The eight-minute footage, uploaded to YouTube by Syrian activists, shows a group of men scrabbling in the ground in a rebel-held district of Aleppo before being apparently alerted to cries from under the rubble.
Working in unison, they are seen clearing piece after piece of rock as the arm and then head of the child are exposed.
The toddler, whose face and orange clothes are caked in stony dust, appears initially dazed but breathing, before crying out while still lodged in the ground.
With the little girl carefully protected, a pick axe is used to dislodge the final pieces and the toddler is raised by the group.
Nour Media uploaded the footage yesterday and dated it from Wednesday, a day after government air strikes were reported in the city.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said 10 people were killed in strikes on a rebel-held neighbourhood.
The ancient northern city has been under repeat attack from regime air strikes during the nearly three-year conflict, which is estimated to have killed more than 130,000 people, according to the Observatory.
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