Brother of Aleppo Boy in Ambulance Dies

10-year-old succumbs to injuries days after airstrike that destroyed family home
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 21, 2016 10:46 AM CDT
Brother of Aleppo Boy in Ambulance Dies
In this frame grab, 5-year-old Omran Daqneesh sits in an ambulance after being pulled out of a building hit by an airstrike in Aleppo, Syria, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016.   (Aleppo Media Center via AP)

Five-year-old Omran Daqneesh sat in the back of an ambulance, dirty, dazed, and bloodied on Wednesday night after an airstrike hit his family's home in Aleppo, his haunted expression going viral to put a new face on the boundless suffering of the Syrian civil war that's as old as he is. Omran is recovering, but his 10-year-old brother, Ali, died Saturday of injuries suffered in the same airstrike, reports Reuters. "He was martyred while in hospital as a result of the same bombardment," a local council rep says; Ali suffered internal bleeding and organ damage. Omran's mother and sister are still in the hospital recovering, adds Time. (More Omran Daqneesh stories.)

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