Behind the image that shocked the world

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A harrowing picture of three Syrian sisters and their uncle in the rubble after a government air strike has been widely circulated on social media.

Five-year-old Riham and her sister later died in hospital but baby Tuqa survived.

The image was taken by journalist Bashar al-Sheikh. He, and the girls’ uncle, recount what happened that day.

First published 01.08.19:


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