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This astonishing footage shows medics in Syria performing an emergency caesarean on a woman whose unborn baby has been injured in a missile strike in Aleppo.
The incredible video captures the moment doctors pull the baby girl from the womb with a piece of shrapnel implanted in her tiny brow.
Medics frantically work to revive the lifeless baby, rigorously rubbing her limp body and clearing her airways,until she can take her first breath.
The healthcare workers from Aleppo City Medical Council, a non-profit medical service in the city, can be heard rejoicing when the newborn makes her first whimpers minutes later.
She then breaks out into a full cry after they successfully remove the debris from her head, leaving a finger-sized wound.
While staff continue to work on her mother, they clean up the injured baby whose dark hair is bloody and matted, wrapping her in a green blanket.
The miraculous video was posted on Facebook on Friday with both mother and baby said to be recovering well in hospital.
Her three other children, who were also said to be injured in the missile strike, also survived.
Although the baby has not been named, elated doctors suggested she should be called Amal, meaning 'hope' in Arabic.
Syria has been embroiled in a vicious civil war since the uprising against dictator Bashar al-Assad in 2011.
An estimated 320,000 people have been killed and an estimated 4 million have been forced from their homes amid fighting between Mr Assad's forces, Islamic State terrorists, and other militant and rebel groups.
Aleppo is Syria's largest city and is divided between Syrian opposition fighters, the Syrian government and Kurdish forces.