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This Syrian Schoolgirl Has a Message for the World

Syria is a country in the Middle-East with a proud heritage and rich history, once the center of an ancient empire. Sadly, currently, it is embroiled in a bitter conflict.

 

As the Syrian war rages on, one young girl has turned to the internet in order to get the wider international community to pay attention.

 

The Syrian Civil War is an ongoing multi-sided armed conflict in Syria fought primarily between the government of President Bashar al-Assad, along with its allies, and various forces opposing the government.

 

The war grew out of discontent with the Assad government and escalated to an armed conflict after protests calling for his removal were violently suppressed.

 

The war is being fought by several factions: the Syrian government and its allies, a loose alliance of Sunni Arab rebel groups (including the Free Syrian Army), the majority-Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), Salafi jihadist groups (including al-Nusra Front) and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

It has also drawn international involvement with Russia and Hezbollah supporting the Syrian government militarily while beginning in 2014, a coalition of NATO countries began launching airstrikes against ISIL.

 

In amongst all of this complex and convoluted political maneuvering, many innocents are caught up in the fighting including young children who are impacted by the bombings.

 

Since the start of the war around 24,578 children have died with many more being displaced ad losing family members.

 

This boy lost both his legs in an air strike as part of a building fell on him after the explosion.

 

He has also lost his mother and sister to the war. He is now left with just his father.

 

Visiting him in hospital in the neighboring Turkey, this distraught young girl asks the world to help them.

 

The 7-year-old cries to the camera before defiantly stating war will not stop the children of Syria learning or playing.

 

 

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