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Incredible moment boy saves girl from sniper fire in war-torn Syria

Incredible: The boy feigns being shot before rescuing the girl
Incredible: The boy feigns being shot before rescuing the girl

This is the incredible moment a very young boy was filmed dodging sniper fire to save a trapped girl.

The truly astonishing clip shows the moment the brave boy risks his life and fakes being shot to save a girl trapped underneath a car.

The clip was posted on the YouTube site of the activist Shaam News Network channel and was purportedly filmed in a city in Syria. 

A boy of around eight or nine years of age is seen trying to reach the trapped girl while being shot at by a sniper.

A number of men who shot the footage are heard shouting “allahu akbar” (God is great) when the boy, who goes to ground as if he was shot, miraculously gets up and reach the girl. 

He grabs the girl and leads her to safety while the dust around them rises as the bullets hit the ground. 

Child casualties in Syria have been huge, with an estimated 11,000 being killed since the beginning of 2011. Activist groups say hundreds have been killed by snipers. 

The amazing clip has been viewed over 250,000 times since it was uploaded yesterday.