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Video shows woman's rescue from Aleppo rubble

Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 00:51

Members of the ''White Helmets'' Syrian civil defense group follow a woman's voice, trapped beneath the rubble from an aerial bombardment in embattled Aleppo, and dig her out. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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STORY: Video posted to a social media website portrays members of ''White Helmets', a civil defense group, rescuing a woman from rubble of a destroyed building in what is said to be Tariq al-Bab, a rebel-held neighborhood of Aleppo. Members of the group are seen running, and entering one of the destroyed houses surrounded by white dust. A voice can be heard asking: "where is she?" After a short search, members of the defense group, started removing rubble to rescue the trapped woman. "This is my hand. Do you see me? Don't be afraid. Look, I want to break this stone so you can get out," a man said to the woman. "Help me. Give me your hand. In the name of God. God is great. You are almost out," he adds as her body is almost out. According to The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a group monitoring the war in Syria with a network of activists across the country, the number of people killed in Aleppo province since Friday (May 27) has increased to 34, including 10 children and six women. As rebel-held parts of Aleppo city is witnessing continuos military airstrikes Aleppo's northern countryside is currently the theater of several separate battles between multiple warring sides in the five-year Syrian conflict, which has drawn in military involvement of regional and world powers that back different groups. Islamic State fighters captured territory from Syrian rebels near the Turkish border on Friday and inched closer to a town on a supply route for foreign-backed insurgents fighting the jihadists, a monitoring group said. The ultra-hardline group has been fighting against rebels in the area for several months. The rebels, who are supplied via Turkey, last month staged a major push against Islamic State, but the group counter-attacked and beat them back. Rebels supplied through Turkey have been fighting Islamic State and separately battling Kurdish forces in other areas. Ankara, a major sponsor of groups fighting to topple President Bashar al-Assad, is concerned by Kurdish advances along its border, where the Kurdish YPG militia already controls an uninterrupted 400 km (250 mile) stretch.

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Video shows woman's rescue from Aleppo rubble

Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 00:51