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Ali, brother of Omran Daqneesh in Aleppo photo, dead after Assad regime’s strike

Orient Net 2016-08-20 19:02:00

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The brother of a little boy in Syria whose widely circulated picture made him the new face of the country’s war has died , CBS News reported.

Ali Daqneesh initially survived an Assad regime’s airstrike on Wednesday night with his 4-year-old brother Omran Daqneesh, their two sisters and parents in the neighborhood of al-Katerji in Aleppo.

Omran had only minor head injuries. Ali died on Saturday from injuries he sustained.

Haunting footage of Omran’s rescue from the aftermath of Assad regime’s airstrike shook global media.

The image of the stunned and weary-looking boy, sitting in an ambulance caked with dust and with blood on his face, captured the horror that has beset the contested northern city as photographs of the child were widely shared on social media. An hour after his rescue, the badly damaged building the boy was in completely collapsed.

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