Bilal El-Lababidi

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  • A relative holds the body of a 6-year-old Syrian boy Bilal El-Lababidi during his funeral July 27, 2012, in Ramtha, Jordan. The boy was shot dead by Syrian army as his parents and a dozen other refugees tried to cross a border to seek refuge in Jordan, his mother said. (Associated Press)

    Syrian troops kill 6-year-old fleeing into Jordan

    The family crept across farmland under night's cover, heading for the border, when Syrian troops opened fire. Bullets whizzed around them as they broke into a mad dash, survivors say. The 6-year-old boy, holding his mother's hand, broke away and ran ahead. He nearly made it into Jordan when he fell dead, a bullet in his neck.

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