It occurred in 2015 with a picture of the lifeless body of Alan Kurdi, face down on a seashore in Turkey, who drowned within the Mediterranean fleeing the struggle.

And it occurred once more final weekend, when a bomb hit a convoy of buses carrying evacuees from besieged Syrian villages, killing 126 individuals.

Photographer and activist Abd Alkader Habak was there working and was briefly knocked out by the blast. When he got here to, he started attempting to assist the wounded.

“The scene was horrible — particularly seeing youngsters wailing and dying in entrance of you,” Habak informed CNN. “So I made a decision together with my colleagues that we would put our cameras apart and begin rescuing injured individuals.”

The primary youngster he checked on was lifeless.

He ran in direction of one other. Somebody shouted at him to remain away — the kid was already lifeless, they stated.

However he wasn’t. Habak might see the boy was barely respiration.

He picked him up and commenced to run in direction of security. His digital camera was nonetheless on, recording the chaos.

Photographer Abd Alkader Habak captured this image of the bombing aftermath.Photographer Abd Alkader Habak captured this image of the bombing aftermath.

“This youngster was firmly holding my hand and me,” he stated.

A picture taken by one other photographer, Muhammad Alrageb, exhibits Habak dashing in direction of an ambulance, the kid and his digital camera in his arms.

Algareb stated he additionally helped among the injured however then started taking photographs.

“I wished to movie every thing to ensure there was accountability,” he stated. Additionally, he added, “I really feel proud that there was a younger journalist there serving to save lives.”

Habak stated he left the injured boy, who should have been solely 6 or 7, on the ambulance. He does not know if the boy survived.

Then he ran again to scene of the bombing to assist others. He got here throughout one other youngster on the bottom. This one, too, was lifeless — one in every of 68 youngsters killed within the assault.

After rescuing one boy,  Habak is overcome with grief beside the body of another victim.After rescuing one boy,  Habak is overcome with grief beside the body of another victim.

Overwhelmed, Habak collapsed.

A picture, shot by one other photographer, exhibits him on his knees sobbing close to the boy’s physique.

“I used to be overcome with emotion,” he informed CNN. “What I and my colleagues witnessed is indescribable.”