Shocking image of the innocent little girl slaughtered in Syria’s civil war who was denied even some dignity in death
The lifeless body of a young girl lies in the street, an innocent victim of a series of suicide bomb attacks that today tore through the heart of the Syrian city of Aleppo.
The youngster pictured in a blood-stained rubble-strewn street is one of at least 40 victims of this morning’s blasts, which could signal a new stage in the civil war.
In a sign of the growing intensity of the bitter conflict between rebels and forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad, the town’s main Saadallah al-Jabari Square was rocked by four explosions – the likes of which have so far been mainly limited to the capital Damascus.
And with fears of further attacks, the young girl’s body – a potent symbol of the collateral damage each side is prepared to risk – has been left untouched in the street as locals fear further bombings.
Innocent victim: This young girl was one of those killed in a series of bombings in Aleppo, Syria