Palestinian toddler defies death after falling under truck at refugee camp in Lebanon

Updated 12 July 2018
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Palestinian toddler defies death after falling under truck at refugee camp in Lebanon

DUBAI: The moment a Palestinian boy narrowly escaped death after falling under a truck has been captured on a video.

According to Lebanese daily An-Nahar, the incident took place in the Borj Al Barajneh refugee camp in south Lebanon, where the young boy lives.

The video shows a United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) garbage truck turning a corner to where the unaccompanied toddler was walking.

It appears that the driver did not see one-year-old Yousef Jamal Ali.

The boy disappears from view and then the truck appears to rock from side to side, before coming to a halt, the toddler now lying face down.

Then a man can be seen running up to the child and picks him up.

According to security sources in the camp An-Nahar, Ali suffered a broken bone in his thigh in the incident.


US to send 1,000 additional troops to the Middle East

Updated 21 min 38 sec ago
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US to send 1,000 additional troops to the Middle East

DUBAI/WASHINGTON: Acting US Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan announced on Monday the deployment of about 1,000 more troops to the Middle East for what he said were “defensive purposes,” citing concerns about a threat from Iran.
“The recent Iranian attacks validate the reliable, credible intelligence we have received on hostile behavior by Iranian forces and their proxy groups that threaten United States personnel and interests across the region,” Shanahan said in a statement.
Reuters first reported plans to send US additional troops to the Middle East earlier on Monday.
Fears of a confrontation between Iran and the United States have mounted since last Thursday when two oil tankers were attacked, more than a year after President Donald Trump announced Washington was withdrawing from a 2015 nuclear deal.
Iran said on Monday it would soon breach limits on how much enriched uranium it can stockpile under the deal, which a White House National Security Council spokesman said amounted to “nuclear blackmail.”