Attacked before birth: Syrian 'miracle' baby girl survives with shrapnel in head

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Damascus, Sept 25: As the Syrian conflict has claimed many innocent lives including children, a tragic incident has been reported from the war-torn country.

In Aleppo, Syria's largest city, a pregnant woman suffered severe injuries during a rocket attack on Friday, Sept 18, when she delivered a baby girl, who was born with a shrapnel lodged in her head, media reports said.

Syria: Baby born with shrapnel in head!

The woman named Amira, had to undergo an emergency caesarean section at Aleppo City Medical Council hospital.

Doctors who operated her said that the attack had pierced her womb, that injured the unborn baby.

As the baby survived miraculously, doctors have named her Amel, which means 'hope'.

Dr Mohammed Tabba from the Syria Expatriate Medical Assosciation was quoted saying as to the CNN, "She was not even born and she was targeted. I am hoping she will have a better future."

On Wednesday, Sept 23, M1 Hospital shared the pictures of baby and mother resting on the hospital bed and said they both were in good health.

In the attack, Amira's three older children also received injuries.

الطفلة أمل التي أصيبت بشظية فوق عينها وهي في بطن أمها كما يظهر هي وأمها في صحة جيدة 23-9-2015

Posted by ‎مشفى م1 الميداني M1hospital‎ on Tuesday, September 22, 2015

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