Toddler rescued from rubble in Syria

Nadine Kalinauskas
Good News

On January 22, an alleged airstrike in Aleppo, Syria, turned one family's home into a large pile of rubble.

A mother was killed in the attack. Her toddler, 14-month-old Ghina Khalil, was trapped beneath the crumbled concrete and dust.

A group of men shouted "God is greatest" as they dug through the debris with their bare hands. The toddler's curly hair appeared. When her arms were freed, she reached up to wipe her eyes.

She was alive.

A video captured Khalil's dramatic rescue.

The activist who captured Khalil's incredible survival story on camera told the Associated Press that the little girl was completely buried for at least three minutes.

A video taken a while later — shown at the end of the above video — shows Khalil in new clothes, with no visible injuries.

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The January 22 attacked killed at least 10 people and wounded more than 20. Khalil's 10-year-old sister is still missing.

According to the Associated Press, "the Syrian government has been accused of using airstrikes and rocket attacks indiscriminately against residential areas."