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December 13th, 2012
07:09 AM ET

CNN's Arwa Damon reports; Syrian teen risks to save fallen sniper victim: 'If I die, it's God's will'

A CNN exclusive today profiles a heroic teenager caught in the crossfire of Syria’s civil war. CNN Senior International Correspondent Arwa Damon has this powerful story.

Seventeen-year-old Abdullah risks his life amidst the blood-soaked streets of Aleppo in hopes of saving a complete stranger who is shot by a sniper. "But it was too late," Damon reports. "Despite Abdullah's efforts, the woman dies."

"I said to myself, 'if I die, it's God's will that I die next to this woman,'" he tells Damon afterward.

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  1. Selim

    Touching.

    December 14, 2012 at 10:49 am | Reply
  2. Stephanie Mitchell

    This story just proves there are good people in the world!

    December 13, 2012 at 12:31 pm | Reply

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