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Aleppo's Abd Alkader Habak chose to rescue a child rather than click photos

Habak has won hearts and became a hero for trying to save an injured child

BS Web Team  |  New Delhi 

Aleppo-based videographer Abd Alkader Habak
Photo: Twitter

It was a perfect opportunity for the Aleppo-based videographer to do his job – take award worthy pictures and send them for publication. But Habak decided not to waste time by clicking pictures and instead help the wounded.

Habak has won many hearts and became a hero for trying to save an injured child after a bomb attack on a bus in Syria. Habak was also seen crying near the  body of another Syrian child. The pictures have gone viral on internet that shows the Syrian photographer putting down his camera in order to carry the wounded boy to safety after a bomb attack and then breaking down in tears after seeing another child lying face down on the ground.

“The scene was horrible, especially seeing children ailing 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.” Habak said he did not know whether the injured boy survived. He left the child in an ambulance and rushed back to the scene of the bombing.

The photograph in which he is seen running with a wounded child in his arms was taken by Muhammad Alrageb. Algareb told CNN that he also helped some of the injured civilians but then began taking photos.

"I wanted to film everything to make sure there was accountability. I feel proud that there was a young journalist there helping save lives”, Algareb said.

Last week a bomb hit a convoy of buses carrying evacuees from besieged Syrian villages, killing children.

There are number of tweets appreciating Habab as a hero.