Mom of rescued Syria infant seeks help

July 13, 2014 - 6:28:22 am
Khaled, a member of Syria Civil Defence, kisses Syrian baby Mahmud Idilbi yesterday. 

BEIRUT: The mother of a two-month-old Syrian baby rescued from the rubble of a bombed Aleppo building appealed yesterday for help to raise her son.

Mahmud Idlibi’s dramatic rescue in the flashpoint northern city, a constant target of regime air raids, was shown in a 

video tweeted Friday by the team that saved him.

The 30-second clip was posted by a group calling itself the “Aleppo civil defence”, volunteers who operate in rebel-held areas of the city. It was also posted on YouTube. Initially the team mistakenly identified the child as a girl but an AFP correspondent met the mother and child yesterday.

The mother, Umm Mahmud, said her husband and daughter had been killed in an air raid in the southern Aleppo district of 

Al Ansari that trapped the baby.

“We desperately need help,” she said, her infant son next to her. 

“We have nobody left.”

AFP

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