Syria photographer puts down camera, picks up injured boy

Syria photographer puts down camera, picks up injured boy

"The scene was horrifying, especially because there were also children who died or agonizing".

As a photographer and activist, Abd Alkader Habak bears witness to the horrors of the conflict in Syria.

The injured boy, who was around seven-years-old, was left with paramedics but Habak does not know whether he survived his injuries.

On Youtube, the video with Habak running towards the ambulance while he is carrying the wounded child is just heartbreaking.

Another photographer snapped images of Habak sobbing near a dead child's body, which also drew attention to the tragedy in Syria.

But according to CNN, Habak didn't immediately start taking photos.

Photographer and activist Abd Alkader Habak, who was present near the blast site and was injured in the attack, first made a decision to rescue victims, especially children, instead of taking pictures.

He rushed towards him to pick him up. As he ran towards an ambulance, he says the boy was still breathing, holding his hand, and looking at him.

But the boy, around age 6 or 7, was alive - so Habak scooped him up in his arms and fled, his camera in one hand recording the rescue. "So I decided along with my colleagues to put our cameras aside and to start rescuing injured people".

"What I and my colleagues have done today is what inspires our humanity to those who were partners in killing the children of Khan Sheikhan", Habak tweeted, referring to the recent gas attack by Syrian regime.

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

That's when the photographer came across charred body of another child on the ground.

Habak told his story on CNN, describing the moment when he and his colleagues chose to put their cameras down.

One of his colleagues witnessed the entire scene and captured the unique moments.

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