Rescuers found a six-year-old boy alive under the rubble Friday four days after a devastating earthquake killed more than 22,000 people in Syria and Turkey, an AFP correspondent reported.
Emergency workers in Syria's rebel-held northwest pulled a traumatized Musa Hmeidi from beneath the wreckage of a crumpled building as dozens of residents cheered them on, the correspondent said.
Dressed in a pink jacket, the little boy had defied all odds, as experts say that, after such a disaster, more than 90 percent of survivors are generally rescued within the first three days of emergency operations.
Musa's bruised face was covered in bandages after medics gave him first aid on the spot.
Rescuers are still searching the debris for other members of his family, his brother's body having been recovered earlier.
Syria's meagerly financed rescue workers have been racing against time to find survivors, sometimes digging with their bare hands or using pots and other kitchen utensils.
The rebel-held town of Jindayris was badly hit by the 7.8-magnitude quake that struck before dawn Monday near the Turkish city of Gaziantep, some 40 kilometers (25 miles) from the border with Syria.
Rescuers found a newborn girl still alive under the rubble Tuesday, her umbilical cord still attached to her dead mother.
The massive quake killed more than 22,300 people in Turkey and Syria, in one of the region's worst disasters in a century. Six people were also recovered alive from under the rubble in Turkey Friday.
At least 3,377 people have been killed in Syria, the government and rescuers said.
More than 2,030 people died and 2,950 others were injured in the rebel-held northwest, according to the White Helmets rescue group.
Emergency workers in Syria's rebel-held northwest pulled a traumatized Musa Hmeidi from beneath the wreckage of a crumpled building as dozens of residents cheered them...