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Syria: Father Reunited With His 'Dead' Son
A Syrian father's nightmare is over after he learned the son he thought had been killed in a chemical weapons attack is alive.
Video has emerged of the moment the pair are reunited in a suburb of Zamalka, surround by friends and relatives.
The heart-warming film uploaded to YouTube shows the boy first being handed over to someone who appears to be a relative before his relieved father is given the news his son is alive.
As they are about to be reunited he is so overcome with joy and shock that his legs buckle and he bursts into tears.
Those around him shout "Allahu akbar" (God is great).
The man is so distraught and emotional his son has to be momentarily taken away from him while he composes himself.
Later in the video the boy is seen in his father's arms as he is kissed and hugged.
Some 1,300 Syrians are reported to have been killed in the attack in Damascus, with a further 3,600 treated for neurotoxic symptoms.