Picture of Syrian baby who lost eye in Assad attack prompts online solidarity
Syrian children and Twitter users around the world are posting pictures this week in solidarity with a two-month-old baby who reportedly lost his left eye after a regime air strike on the besieged Damascus suburb of Eastern Ghouta last Friday.
In the images, the children are seen covering their left eye, with an image of the baby – reportedly named Karim – also being shared.
“Karim lost his eye and had his skull broken by Assad regime shelling on his home in Eastern Ghouta. His mother was also killed by the same attack,” independent Syrian journalist Hadi AlAbdullah posted on Twitter.
The news was confirmed by the Turkish Anadolu news agency in pictures that showed a wounded Karim which his brother and sisters.
Syrian children stand in solidarity with Karim, who lost his eye and had his skull broken by Assad regime shelling on his home in Eastern Ghouta. His mother was also killed by the same attack. #SolidarityWithKarim pic.twitter.com/TavgAkyQzf— هادي العبدالله Hadi (@HadiAlabdallah) December 18, 2017
The hashtag #SolidarityWithKarim was trending on Twitter after the images circulated.