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04/11/2013 11:56 am ET

Syrian Woman Caught In Crossfire Rescued In Raw Footage Released By Activists (VIDEO)

Striking footage out of Syria appears to show an injured woman, caught in the crossfire during a gun battle being rescued from the rumble in Damascus.

According to The Associated Press, which posted the raw footage Wednesday, the amateur video was released by the Shaam News Network.

The Syria-based news organization, which often features news and video reports documenting the conflict in the country, also posted the video with subtitles on YouTube and described the circumstances of the situation:

Free Syrian Army (FSA) fighters attempt to save the life of a woman shot by an Assad sniper at Arfeh checkpoint. The rescuers manage to pull the woman in and rush her to a makeshift hospital; however, she later dies of the injury. Footage filmed April 6, 2013.

While the raw clip cannot independently be verified, the AP writes that it enlisted regional experts to check the video's content and substantiated the footage against its own reporting.

Earlier this week, at least 15 people were killed by a suicide car bomber in Damascus. Though the capital city was mostly isolated from such attacks in the early stages of the conflicts, bombings and mortar rounds have since become a regular occurrence.

The United Nations' most recent estimate puts the death toll in Syria near 70,000.

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