This desperate moment is filmed in a grainy photo taken on Wednesday in the Syrian city of Ariah, Idlib province, by the local media activist group SY24. He reveals the effects of an air strike by Syrian government forces backed by Russia. There is no picture of their mother who died in the attack.
At least 33 children were killed on June 24, compared to 31 children killed throughout 2018, the charity said.
"Mr. Trump, please stop this, stop this shooting, stop the murder of these innocent people," said a Syrian American woman, Rania Kisar, in an emotional Facebook video earlier this week. Standing in the ruins after an air strike in the city of Maarath al-Nuhman, she said, "Please America, please do something," before going into the wailing. During the week, UN chief for humanitarian affairs, Mark Lakok, warned the UN Security Council that "attacks on civilians and civilian infrastructure must be stopped immediately." according to the UN. "These attacks not only claim innocent lives," says Lockhart. "They also deprive thousands of civilians of basic health services, even when the fight is growing around them," he said, calling the attacks on civilian infrastructure "terrifying."
More than 5.6 million people have fled Syria since 2011 internally displaced, according to the latest UN numbers, as the hope for peace and normality fades.
Azi Dhabi Azerbaijani Gazi Balkans, Jomana Karadzid in Istanbul and Sharif Padget in Atlanta contributed to this report.