Baby born with shrapnel in her head after an explosion that shot the metal through her mother’s stomach

A Syrian mother and her unborn child remind the world of the harsh and brutal realities of a five year long conflict with no ending in sight.

The intense footage released over the weekend and uploaded by ABC News Australia, shows doctors fighting to save the life of an unborn child after her mother was wounded when an explosion shot a piece of shrapnel through her stomach.

Doctors conducted an emergency cesarean to save the child’s life. Upon revealing the baby’s head a large piece of shrapnel was embedded above the baby’s eye.

The emergency doctors worked to pull the shrapnel out of the child’s body who then began to cry with signs of life.

Footage uploaded by ABC News Australia (maybe graphic for sensitive viewers)

The mother and her baby are reported to be in good health and recovering in a hospital.

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