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The Photographer of the Viral Image from Aleppo about the “Boy in the Ambulance” Is a Member of “Nour al-Din al-Zenki”, the Terrorist Gang Responsible for the Beheading of a 12-year-old Palestinian boy in July — the real Syrian Free Press

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WARNING: This article may disturb some readers. The purpose of sharing it is to convey the complexities of the Syrian conflict. The photojournalist behind the viral images of ‘the boy in the ambulance‘, which continue to make headlines around the world, has been identified by the Associated Press (AP) as Mahmoud Raslan (also spelled Rslan). His photo of a shell-shocked boy who barely survived an airstrike in Aleppo has captured the hearts and emotions of millions and conveyed a powerful momentary glimpse into the senseless and horrific devastation endured by Syria’s innocent children. But while some praise Raslan, he appears to have some horrific skeletons in his own closet. Raslan’s social media history reveals a bizarre twist, which demonstrates the ironies and complexities of the Syrian conflict. The photographer has posted photos of himself posing with known child-killers from another recent viral moment: the infamous filmed beheading of a 12-year-old Palestinian boy captured in Aleppo by the ‘Zenki’ militant group. The Palestinian boy, filmed surrounded by his Zenki executioners in the back of a pick-up truck just prior to his beheading, had been reportedly removed from a hospital and had intravenous lines (IV) attached to him. On 5 August, about two weeks after the public beheading committed by unmasked men whose identities were made clear by the camera, Mahmoud Raslan uploaded a selfie with two men who had apparently been among those carrying out the shocking execution on his Facebook page… … …

via The Photographer of the Viral Image from Aleppo about the “Boy in the Ambulance” Is a Member of “Nour al-Din al-Zenki”, the Terrorist Gang Responsible for the Beheading of a 12-year-old Palestinian boy in July — the real Syrian Free Press

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