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A baby, who is believed to have been born under the rubble of his home, was rescued in the northern Syrian city of Afrin after the devastating earthquakes that affected Turkey and Syria, BTA reported, citing the Daily Telegraph.

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A video has gained popularity in the information space, showing how the newborn is pulled out from under the rubble by rescuers who take him to a safe place.

The baby is believed to have been born under the rubble in the hours after the 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck southeastern Turkey and northern Syria.

However, it is assumed that the mother of the rescued newborn died. 

31 hours after the quake: a 15-month-old baby was rescued from the rubble

In the Syrian village of Katma, located north of the city of Aleppo, a 4- or 5-year-old boy named Ahmed was pulled out from under a huge concrete slab, reports the British publication.

On a video distributed by the so-called

Syrian "White Helmets" (a volunteer organization operating in the Syrian territories under the control of the rebels), rescuers can be seen breaking through the concrete slab with a special machine and pulling the child out of the rubble.

Little is known about Ahmed and his relatives, excluding the information that his family was displaced during the conflict in Syria and found refuge in Qatma, notes "Daily Telegraph".  

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