A 4-year-old girl died in Aleppo East due to injuries caused by a crude bomb. The child thought it was a toy, reports The Independent. On Monday, the little girl came out and walked up to the bomb, thinking it was something she could play with. After the explosion, she had was transported in serious condition to one of the last hospitals still active in the east of the city. When she reached the hospital, her condition was already hopeless: her abdomen had several wounds and both of her legs had fractures caused by shrapnel. She passed away on Tuesday morning due to complications.
Her sisters, aged 7 and 10, have been injured in the same incident, but they are in a stable condition now. One of Aleppo Media Centre activists reported that crude bombs, often dropped by Damascus forces and by the Russian allies, are round, silver and a bit smaller than a ball, hence they easily draw children’s attention.”
Eastern Aleppo, which the UN has recently declared “under siege”, is controlled by Syrian rebels. Just a few days ago, the largest hospital in the area was destroyed in an air raid, when barrels bombs were dropped. “The UN has stopped counting the dead children in Syria in 2013,” said Andrea Iacomini, spokesman for Unicef Italy. “There are no words to describe the suffering these children are living”, said Justin Forsyth instead, deputy general director of Unicef.”