The #AleppoBoy just made the Syrian war very real
Omran Daqneesh was injured during a military strike in a rebel-held neighborhood, even after the UN had demanded a ceasefire in the city.
[Warning: The image and video might be a little disturbing]
— Raf Sanchez (@rafsanchez) August 17, 2016
The Syrian boy everyone's talking about: heart-wrenching video of child pulled from rubble captures horror of Aleppohttps://t.co/kfv4bKr5sf
— AFP news agency (@AFP) August 18, 2016
The injured boy was brought to an underground medical facility called M10 after medical facilities moved away to avoid being targeted by the government's forces. The boy had a head injury. His entire family had also escaped major injury and were safe.
Volunteers in the country said it was pure luck that the image caught the public eye.
"My heart breaks for Omran, but people need to know this happens everyday. Every day we rescue children and families. Every day I meet traumatized parents for losing a child or even not being able to find the body under the rubble. Just this time it was caught on camera."
— ABC News (@ABC) August 18, 2016
— CNN (@CNN) August 18, 2016
The UN is frustrated with what's going on in Syria and has suspended its humanitarian task force. This follows news that Russia is cooperating with Iran in Syria because both support President Bashar al-Assad.
As you may recall, it was a photo of a young boy that focused the world's attention on the refugee crisis a few months ago.
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