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In the split second it took for the first truck bomb to destroy Qataniyah, 10-year-old Sanar Salim became the man of the house.
He could hear his 8-year-old brother and 2-year-old sister screaming, but he could not see them through the smoke and dust, he said Wednesday. The clay walls of his parents’ bedroom had collapsed, burying them.
"When I found them, my sister’s crib had flipped over, and my brother was covered in blood," Sanar said. "I picked up my sister and took my brother and went outside, but I was crying too."