While the world has been bombarded with innumerable heartbreaking photographic images that have emerged out of war-torn Syria, some speak to the atrocities committed there more than most.
On Saturday, April 15, a convoy of buses filled with evacuees from rebel-besieged Syrian cities was bombed, killing 126 people, including 68 children.
According to CNN:
Photographer and activist Abd Alkader Habak was there working and was briefly knocked out by the blast. When he came to, he began trying to help the wounded.“The scene was horrible — especially seeing children wailing and dying in front of you,” Habak told CNN. “So I decided along with my colleagues that we’d put our cameras aside and start rescuing injured people.”The first child he checked on was dead.He ran towards another. Someone shouted at him to stay away — the child was already dead, they said. But he wasn’t. Habak could see the boy was barely breathing.He picked him up and began to run towards safety. Habak said he left the injured boy, who must have been only 6 or 7, at the ambulance. He doesn’t know if the boy survived.