Harrowing footage shows woman crushed by collapsing wall after Syrian air strike


This horrifying footage shows a Syrian woman who was crushed to death by a collapsing wall in the aftermath of an air strike on a civilian neighbourhood.

It was taken in the city of Al-Rastan in Homs, a major stronghold of the rebel forces fighting the tyrannical regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad .

The woman, barefoot and wearing a red Hijab, is seen beneath the wall on top of a building – one arm and one leg dangling from beneath the rubble.

A rescue worker is seen clambering up to the woman and shakes the exposed arm to see if there is any hope of saving her.

Sadly, hope has once again fled this particular corner of the war-ravaged region.

The Mirror has taken the decision to publish the harrowing footage to show the danger ordinary, innocent families face every single day from air strikes in Syria.

Dutch journalist Brenda Stoter tweeted a picture of the victim and wrote: “A Syrian woman died after the roof of her house fell on her after warplanes missiles were fired.”

It is not known which military launched the devastating attack, but Syrian regime forces frequently target the city.

The Russian Air Force has also been accused of attacking Syrian rebel forces in Homs, despite claims they are only attacking ISIS targets.

Ex-Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has previously accused Kremlin planes of carrying out strikes on rebel fighters battling the regime of their ally President Bashar al-Assad.

He said: “The Russians have attacked opposition forces between Homs and Aleppo and in the far north of Syria , and in doing so have allowed Daesh (another term for ISIS) to seek advantage on the ground.”

The image appears to have been taken taken from footage filmed by Syria Civil Defense, volunteer search and rescue workers known as ‘The White Helmets’.

The four-year civil war has claimed an estimated 310,000 civilian lives and caused 10 million to flee.

News Source MirrorNews

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