A six-year-old Syrian refugee who lost both his legs in an air strike says his biggest dream is to play football again.

 

Brave Muhammed Amut also lost his father, Usame, in the Assad regime air strike on the city of Idlib in north-western Syria five months ago.

 

Muhammed was found seriously injured in the wreckage of the family home and needed to have both legs amputated below the knee.

 

Along with his mother, Gadi, and his older brother and sister, he fled to Turkey.

 

Muhammed was recently discharged from hospital after months of treatment in the city of Gaziantep in Turkey's south-eastern Anatolia Region.

 

Last month, he received some temporary prosthetics from the Darul Ihsan Association which works to help Syrian refugees in Turkey.

 

And after undergoing intensive physiotherapy, the big-hearted youngster has just taken his first steps with the help of crutches.

 

Muhammed is hopeful that the latest electronic prosthetic technology could help him achieve his dream of playing football again.

 

He told reporters that he really liked living in Turkey but added: "I miss playing football."

 

Ali Kirmizi, of the Darul Ihsan Association, said that the organisation was currently helping about 60 wounded Syrian refugees.

 

But he said that Muhammed had captured the hearts of volunteers with his life-affirming enthusiasm.

 

Mr Kirmizi said: "We put some temporary prosthetics on little Muhammed. These work for now, but he cannot walk very well.

 

"At this point we are going to apply for special electronic prosthetics. Even though it's not like having a real foot, we will see how useful it is."

 

Mr Kirmizi added that the organisation was looking for financial contributions towards the cost of the prosthetics.

 

Turkey is currently hosting about three million Syrian refugees who have fled the violence in their war-torn homeland since 2011.

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