I want my dad cries wounded Syrian girl in heartbreaking video

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Talbiseh, Syria - The video shows her searching and crying out for her father as medical workers clean up her wounds, in Talbiseh, Syria.

By KT Web Team/AP

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Published: Wed 12 Oct 2016, 11:04 AM

Last updated: Tue 27 Sep 2022, 2:29 PM

A haunting video of a terrified 8-year-old Syrian girl is breaking hearts across the internet. The video that was uploaded by a pro-opposition activist group, Talbiseh Media Center, shows her searching and crying out for her father as medical workers clean up her wounds, in Talbiseh, Syria.

A man asks her name. "Aya" she replies, crying.

"Where were you when this happened?" the man asks.

"At home but the roof fell on us," she replies, looking around for her father. "Oh Daddy... Daddy, come," she cries.

According to CNN, "Aya was pulled from under rubble along with her family members when an airstrike hit their home in Talbiseh on Monday. Aya's mother, father and three siblings were wounded in the strike. Aya, the oldest among her siblings, has been reunited with her family and they are all doing OK, activists said. The family is now looking for a place to stay because their house was destroyed by the airstrike, according to a spokesperson with the Talbiseh Media Center."

Shocking 'before and after' images of Aya, posted by activists, tell a harrowing tale of Syria's Aleppo.

While one image shows her at her school in Talbiseh on October 9, the other shows her injured after the airstrike. Activists wrote under the Facebook post. "Warplanes messed her beautiful hair up and coloured her face red."

Airstrikes on rebel-held parts of the northern city of Aleppo killed at least 14 people Tuesday, while the shelling of a government-held neighborhood in southern Syria hit a school, killing at least six, including children, opposition activists and state media said.

Syria's official news agency SANA also reported rare shelling of neighborhoods in the capital, Damascus, including several mortar shells fired by opposition groups based on the edge of the city that landed in the residential Qasaa district and close to the Umayyad Mosque, wounding an unspecified number of people.

Fighting on a number of fronts across the country has intensified in recent weeks following the collapse of a US and Russian-brokered cease-fire.

Shocking images have emerged of a young Syrian boy being pulled out from the Aleppo rubble.

Jameel Mustafa Habboush, looks at a member of the civil defence volunteers, known as the white helmets, as they rescue him from under the rubble of a building following Russian air strikes on the rebel-held Fardous neighbourhood of the northern embattled Syrian city of Aleppo on October 11, 2016.

Regime ally Russia carried out its heaviest strikes in days on Syria's Aleppo, causing massive damage in several residential areas of the city's rebel-held east.

AFP images show Jameel receiving oxygen from civil defence volunteers.

The northern city of Aleppo, Syria's largest and its former commercial center, has seen particularly fierce fighting, as pro-government forces try to capture neighborhoods in besieged opposition-held parts of the city.

The activist-operated Aleppo Today TV station and Qasioun news agency say bunker-busting bombs were used in an attack on the Bustan Al Qasr neighborhood in rebel-held eastern Aleppo.

Other activist groups and a member of the Aleppo local council, Zakaria Amino, said rescue workers were searching for people under the rubble. Amino said bombs fell on a number of other rebel-held neighborhoods.

The opposition-held part of Aleppo has been battered by an intensive aerial campaign since last month, when the truce collapsed after just a week. Syrian pro-government forces are also conducting a ground offensive into the rebel-held districts, advancing slowly in the north, east and south of the city.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the airstrikes on Aleppo killed at least 16 people, while the Local Coordination Committees said 14 were killed.

In the southern city of Daraa, where the conflict began following anti-government protests in March 2011, rebels fired rockets at government-held areas. One hit a primary school, killing six people - among them five children - and wounding 18 students, according to state-run news agency SANA. It said some of the wounded are in serious condition.

SANA posted a photo of a boy carried on a stretcher, his grey trousers stained with blood and his bandaged right hand on his stomach. Another photo showed a boy and a girl inside what appeared to be a hospital with IV drips in their arms.

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