'Heroic' dad teaches little girl to laugh as bombs fall in Syria

'Heroic' dad teaches little girl to laugh as bombs fall in Syria

2/17/2020

'Heroic' dad teaches little girl to laugh as bombs fall in Syria

A Syrian refugee in the midst of warfare has turned his horrific circumstances into a game to protect his young child from trauma.

The father of one said he and his wife wanted to turn the frightening sounds into"a source of happiness" and allow Salwa to"psychologically survive" the few seconds before each bomb drops. Mr Al-Mohammad posted a moving video of the game to social media. In the video, which powerfully contrasts the terror of war with the innocence of a child, Salwa is heard bursting into laughter at the sound of each explosion. Image: The battle for Idlib in northwest Syria has intensified The post has attracted thousands of likes and comments expressing sadness and heartbreak for the family, but also praising the"heroic" parents for"suppressing their fears for their own child". One comment pointed out Mr Al-Mohammad's"fearful expressions just before he breaks into laughter", while another said"the laughter of this little angel is much more powerful than the noise of that bomb". Image: There has been a weeks-long regime offensive against the country's last major rebel bastion Other social media users likened the family's circumstances to the Oscar-winning movie Life Is Beautiful, which is about a father and son living in a Nazi concentration camp in World War II. In the film, the father makes his son believe that the unbearable suffering of the concentration camp is a game. As the civil war has raged over nine long years, Syrians have fled in vast numbers to escape the violence. Nearly 875,000, mostly women and children, have fled a Russian-backed Syrian government offensive against the rebel-held northwest since early December, including over 40,000 in the last four days alone, the United Nations has said. But President Bashar Assad congratulated his forces during a rare TV appearance on Monday, saying they had consolidated control over the entire province of Aleppo in northern Syria. He pledged to press ahead with a military campaign to achieve complete victory"sooner or later". Read more: Sky News

And we complain about the weather,says something doesn't it!! Heartbreaking Absolutely devastating... 😍 It’s a sick world 😢❤️ Tell you what, if it hits her house she won't be laughing jessphillips Bless them. I hope they stay safe. 900,000 Syrians are displaced in the Northwest and agencies are a struggling to cope. Does the world care?

😢😢😢 This is both heartwarming and heartbreaking at the same. 😩 Heartbreaking. But what a great dad.

'We climb on our roofs so we die faster': Desperation in Syria as regime bombards final rebel-held enclaves'We want to die quickly, we don’t want to die under the rubble.” In Syria’s Idlib and Aleppo provinces, starving, freezing Syrians have no hope left for their safety – just for a quick death Who sold the weapons that did this? 😢 FFS you lot are desperate, because Aleppo has just been liberated ?

For a second you can see the fear in her face but then she knows to associate it with laughing. Just heartbreaking 😔 Bless what people have to do to cope. What a shame the world sits back and does nothing Great dad no doubt, but that's just a really sad situation to be in...man This is heartbreaking💔 How is that heroic? Wtf

Funny you guys dont complain about the American bombs

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