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Haunting Pictures Show Rescued Malnourished Baby Wailing In Hunger While Being Treated In War Torn Syria

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Tragic photos of a Syrian infant suffering from severe malnutrition have shown the grave consequences of the battle against ISIS that has forced thousands from their homes.

The child was treated by a nurse at a clinic in the rebel-controlled town of Hamouria, in the eastern Ghouta region on the outskirts of the capital Damascus on Saturday.

It is unknown how old the child is, but doctors recorded a weight of just four pounds (1.9kg) for the baby.

The Syrian conflict, which began seven years ago, has killed hundreds of thousands of people, made more than half of Syrians homeless, and created the world’s worst refugee crisis.

For now, the Islamic State group’s biggest and most strategic presence is in and around Deir el-Zour and the border town of Boukamal, as well as territory in Iraq’s sprawling Anbar province.

The group also still has pockets in Syria’s central province of Homs and near the capital, Damascus.

The child brought in to the clinic on Saturday was so malnourished that all of his or her ribs could be seen.

IS still has pockets in Syria’s central province of Homs and near the capital, Damascus, including the region where the malnourished child was treated.

The baby was surrounded by doctors who weighed the child and took him or her into their care.

It is unknown how old the child is, but doctors recorded a weight of just four pounds (1.9kg) for the baby.







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