Video shows injured young Syrian girl calling out for her father after airstrike

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Footage has emerged from Syria showing a young girl covered in blood and dust crying out for her father after an airstrike hit her home in Talbiseh, a large town about 10 kilometres north of Homs.

In the video, an eight-year-old girl, who says her name is Aya, can be seen with blood trickling down her forehead at a medical centre where she calls out for her family as volunteers try to clean her wounds and ask her what happened.

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The video was released by the Talbiseh Media Centre, an opposition activist group, following an airstrike Monday. The group confirmed to CNN the young girl has since been reunited with her mother, father and three siblings who were wounded in the rocket attack, but are recovering.

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The haunting images are a reminder of the devastating toll the Syrian war is taking on children.

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In August, a video of five-year-old Omran Daqneesh grabbed international headlines after he was seen covered in blood and dirt sitting in the back of an ambulance after an airstrike in Aleppo. It was later reported his 10-year-old brother died.

And another video released later in August showed two dust-covered boys clinging to each other and sobbing after learning their brother was killed in an airstrike.

Meanwhile, in the rebel-held city of Aleppo at least 25 people were killed, including five children, after an intensive day of bombings Tuesday.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Wednesday that the bombings killed 25 people. But the Syrian Civil Defence, a team of first responders known as “white helmets,” and activist media platform Aleppo Media Center put the death toll at 41.

— With files from the Associated Press

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