Syria photographer helps instead of taking clicks, later breaks down near a dead child’s body 

April 19, 2017, 1:34 pm
Syria photographer helps instead of taking clicks, later breaks down near a dead child’s body 
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Syria photographer helps instead of taking clicks, later breaks down near a dead child’s body 

Syria photographer helps instead of taking clicks, later breaks down near a dead child’s body 

Many heartbreaking pictures of the Syrian war that torn down the lives of people have emerged. Many pictures have touched hearts of bleeding children, crying kids and innocent ones who lost their families and lives to the savage war.

The image of the lifeless body of Alan Kurdi, face down on a beach in Turkey, who drowned in the Mediterranean fleeing the war touched hearts. The click of little Omran Daqneesh sitting in an ambulance, his body bloodied and dusty after his home was bombed in Aleppo was received with tears.

The recent picture that has melted hearts from round the word is of that of a photojournalist who drops down his camera to help a wounded boy to safety after a bomb hit a number of buses carrying evacuees from besieged Syrian villages, killing 126 people.

Photographer and activist Abd Alkader Habak was there working and was briefly knocked out by the blast. When he got back to his senses, he began trying to help the wounded.

"The scene was horrible -- especially seeing children wailing and dying in front of you," Habak told CNN. "So I decided along with my colleagues that we'd put our cameras aside and start rescuing injured people."

The first child he checked on was dead, Habak recalled in horror. Then he ran towards another. The boy was barely breathing. He picked him up and ran towards an ambulance.

"This child was firmly holding my hand and looking at me," he said.

These horrifying images were clicked by another photographer who also later captured Habak breaking down to tears.

"I wanted to film everything to make sure there was accountability," he said. "I feel proud that there was a young journalist there helping save lives," said Muhammad Alrageb another photographer.

Habak said he did not know whether the injured boy survived. He left in the child - who he guessed was around 7-years-old - in an ambulance and rushed back to the scene of the bombing.

The devastating photograph, shot by a different photographer, shows Mr Habak on his knees wailing near the boy's body.

Pictures of Habak have been shared tens of thousands times on social media.

Syria's war has left more than 320,000 people dead since erupting in 2011.