Doctors in Syria have delivered a baby girl by emergency caesarean after her mother was wounded in an explosion.

By ABC NEWS.

Dramatic footage shows doctors in Syria delivering a baby girl via emergency caesarean after her mother was wounded when an explosion shot a piece of shrapnel through her stomach.

The moment the baby was cut out of her mother’s womb is shown in graphic detail in the video, which was posted by the Aleppo City Medical Council, a non-profit medical service in the city, on their Facebook page.

Doctors cut open the mother’s abdomen to reveal a finger-sized hole in her womb, through which the shrapnel had entered.

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They then swiftly cut open the womb and pull out the baby, who has a piece of shrapnel lodged in her left eyebrow.

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The doctors spend several minutes working to get the baby breathing before a moment of relief when she cries for the first time.

Doctors then pull the ragged piece of metal from the baby’s forehead, revealing a deep gash, and wrap her up, then return to work on her mother.

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The doctors with the baby girl. Image via ABC.

Despite her difficult start in life, the baby and her mother were reportedly in good health and continuing their recovery in hospital.

Syria has been embroiled in a vicious civil war since a popular uprising against dictator Bashar al-Assad in 2011.

More than 200,000 people have been killed and an estimated 4 million have been forced from their homes amid fighting between Mr Assad’s forces, Islamic State terrorists, and other militant and rebel groups.

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