Teen (15) documents horror reality of Syrian massacre with selfie videos
A 15-year-old boy has documented the true horror of the Syrian massacre on social media by showing how the lives of children have been destroyed by the conflict.
Muhammad Najem (15), who lives in Eastern Ghouta, a besieged suburb of Damascus, documented how airstrikes have killed his friends and torn his town apart.
"The children of Ghouta die every day by the bombing of the Assad regime and Russia," Najem says in one of the dozens of videos he has posted on Twitter and YouTube.
Ghouta is suffering from one of the bloodiest bombing campaigns in the seven-year Syrian conflict.
A violent campaign launched by the Assad regime two days ago on the eastern Ghouta— muhammad najem (@muhammadnajem20) February 10, 2018
Why all this our blood is became cheap the international community will stand unable and follow in silencehttps://t.co/vw2tyRkhOf pic.twitter.com/7JECtMVGtn
At least 27 people died and more than 200 were injured yesterday. At least 299 people have been killed in the district in the last three days, the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
Another 13 bodies, including five children, were recovered from the rubble of houses destroyed on Tuesday in the villages of Arbin and Saqba, the Observatory reported.
"People should know about everything happening in Syria," Muhammad Najem told CNN. "I want to follow my studies. I want to become a reporter when I grow up.
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"Our blood begs every day. You watch it daily without any reaction from you," Najem says in one video, wearing a Syrian flag draped around his neck like a scarf. "Our hunger, cold, and displacement have become a common sight. Save our people in Ghouta."
Yesterday we were playing together in the underground shelter. Today my friend and his family were killed by a fighter plane that put his life to death. He and his family were unable to stay under the rubble of the four-storey building near my house a few hours ago. pic.twitter.com/YPz3WiRrT8— muhammad najem (@muhammadnajem20) February 8, 2018
Najem also documented how his friends have been killed.
"Yesterday we were playing together in the underground shelter. Today my friend and his family were killed by a fighter plane that put his life to death," he wrote on Twitter.