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Moving images 'show rescue of baby from rubble in Syria'

A young boy has been pictured holding his baby sister, who is said to have been saved from the rubble underneath their home in Aleppo, Syria.

The brother is seen weeping, after what activists say was an airstrike carried out by Syrian government forces.

A boy holds his baby sister saved from under rubble, who survived an attack reportedly by the Syrian regime Credit: REUTERS/Hosam Katan

More than 140,000 people, over 7,000 of them children, are said to have been killed in the Syrian conflict, according to the Syrian Observatory of Human Rights, who released the figures today.

An emotional reunion between brother and sister. Credit: REUTERS/Hosam Katan

The death toll is now at 140,041, according to the Observatory, which is based in Britain but has a network of activists across the country.

Among the dead were 7,626 children and 5,064 women.

A boy reacts as he holds his baby sister who was saved from under rubble Credit: REUTERS/Hosam Katan

The pro-opposition Observatory said the period since the "Geneva 2" peace talks for Syria began last month had been the bloodiest of the nearly three-year conflict.

A man holds a baby saved from under rubble, who survived what activists say was an airstrike by Syrian forces Credit: REUTERS/Hosam Katan

Today UN-Arab League mediator Lakhdar Brahami ended the Geneva talks, and apologised to the people of Syria for failing to end the "horrible" crisis.

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