‘I wish it was me:’ Syrian boy weeps over brother’s body
Tragic footage of a Syrian boy crying over his brother’s dead body has drawn global attention, as the country’s half-decade long conflict continues to escalate
Tragic footage of a Syrian boy crying over his brother’s dead body has drawn global attention, as the country’s half-decade long conflict continues to escalate.
In the video, the boy cries “I wish it was me, not you.” His brother was killed after several airstrikes hit Syria’s second city of Aleppo.
The bombing raids on Thursday killed dozens of civilians in rebel-held areas of the city, which include a hospital where more than 50 people were killed.
The video also showed the boy stroking his dead brother’s face, calling him “the love of my father” before workers came and took the body away.
Footage like this is not uncommon. Since the start of the war in Syria, countless videos with shocking footage of civilians in the war-torn country have surfaced.
On Thursday, footage of a baby that was being pulled out of the rubble in Aleppo circulated around the web. The video showed rescuers rushing to dig their way through rubble to find the infant after a barrel bomb had destroyed the building - an incident that left at least 50 dead.
Here are more videos that have been shared throughout the war in Syria:
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