A wounded man sits in the rubble after an air attack in Khan Sheikhoun, Idlib province, in February [File: Reuters]

In the war in which hundreds of thousands have died, some Syrians made a miraculous escape and survived. Two-year-old Khadija is one of them.

On Thursday at 3am, she was asleep next to her parents, just like every other night, when a missile hit their home adjacent to their poultry farm in Kansafrah village in the countryside of northwest Idlib province. The explosion killed both her parents and her siblings.

Local rescue workers from the Syrian Civil Defence, also known as the White Helmets, rushed to the house when they heard the blast and found Khadija coated in dust with her face covered

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