Conflict & Justice

Syrian Toddler Reunited with Family after Being Left During Shelling


Smokes rises from the Qaboun area during clashes between the Syrian Free Army and Syrian army forces in Damascus October 10, 2012. REUTERS/Omar Khani (SYRIA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)



It was a happy reunion this week for one Syrian family.

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A 2-year-old Syrian boy was reunited with his parents after he was inadvertently left behind in Damascus when the family fled shelling, and presumed dead.

The family had left Syria and sought asylum in Cyprus when they discovered their son was alive.

Anchor Marco Werman finds out more from Poly Pantelides, of the English language newspaper The Cyprus Mail.