Jan. 25 - Amateur video purports to show Syrians rescuing a toddler from a pile of rubble in Aleppo. Rough cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Video posted on to a social media website purports to show a group of men rescuing a young child from rubble in the Syrian town of Aleppo. The toddler was completely buried in the rubble and the men dug with their hands to free the child. Reuters is unable to independently verify the content of this which has been obtained from a social media website. Fighting continued in Syria as peace talks in Switzerland between the government and opposition delegations started on Saturday. The delegations met briefly in the presence of international mediator Lakhdar Brahimi at the United Nations, their first session of talks aimed at launching political negotiations to end Syria's civil war. The civil war between forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad and mostly Sunni Muslim rebels fighting to topple him has killed more than 100,000 people since March 2011.