Syrian photographer puts down his camera to carry wounded children to safety

Speaking to CNN, he said: 'The scene was terrible, especially seeing children wailing and dying in front of you.

This is the heartbreaking moment a photographer put down his camera in a desperate attempt to rescue children injured in Syria.

Habak has no idea whether the injured child survived.

After managing to ferry one severely injured child to an ambulance, Habak on his knees, wailed in misery, when he found another child dead and lying on the ground.

Later, expressing his agony, Habak took to the Twitter.

On Saturday, at least 126 people including 68 children were killed in the suicide vehicle bomb that rocked buses in Fuaa and Kafraya villages of northern Syria. "So I decided along with my colleagues that we'd put our cameras aside and start rescuing injured people".

He rushed towards him to pick him up.

The busses that were hit with explosives had been carrying evacuees from various Syrian towns.

He grabbed a young boy and started running towards safety, his camera still recording.

The suicide auto bomb attack was reportedly carried out by a man who enticed children waiting near the buses at a checkpoint at Rashidin, near Aleppo, to come closer to his vehicle by handing out crisps and candies, several rebel and regime media sources said. The attack took rebel-held Rashidin, west of Aleppo in Syria. This one, too, was dead - one of 68 children killed in the attack.

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

He bravely ran back to the scene to see if he could save anyone else.

A second picture showed Habak on the ground crying with the body of another child just a few feet away.

"I was overcome with emotion", he told CNN, trying to explain the scene. "What my colleagues and I witnessed is indescribable".

Vanessa Coleman

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