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Families in a central neighbourhood of the Syrian capital retrieving the bodies of children.


A small white coffin with a gold cross on the lid into the back of a hearse. Three men carried out another coffin, as woman dressed in black cried out: “What a waste, what a shame!” A hospital medic draped a white robe over six-year-old Majd Shahadeh before he was placed in a coffin.

“I am proud because I am the mother of a martyr and I am ready even to sacrifice my other two sons for Syria,” said the bus driver’s tearful mother, Samira Abu Sukkeh.

#UNICEF called the shelling “barbaric,” talking about the moral obligation to respect the sanctity of children’s lives and ensure that schools remain a place of safe refuge.”