Terrifying photos of wounded boy in Aleppo shocked the world

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Anti-government activists in Syria released shocking photos of a young boy who was rescued from a collapsed building during air strikes in the city of Aleppo.

Video and photos of the bloodied boy, who sits in a deep shock in the ambulance, circled social networks, triggering a wave of horror and indignation.

According to doctors, the boy’s name is Omran Daqneesh, he is 5 years old. He suffered severe head injures, and was treated by doctors on Wednesday evening.

It is still not entirely clear what happened to the rest of his family.

Syrian government troops backed by Russian air force develop offensive on rebel-held districts of Aleppo. In recent weeks, the clashes hardened, and led to hundreds of casualties.

According to the opposition press centre of Aleppo, photos of the injured child were taken in the rebel-held area Katerdzhi on Wednesday, immediately after the air strike, when 4 people died, and 12 were injured.

The video captures the moment when doctors take the boy out of ruined building, and put him into the ambulance. The child was covered with dust and dirt, his face was blooded.

The doctor steps away, and the boy remains silent, and sits still. He looks straight: most likely he is in a deep shock over the incident. The child passes his hand over his face, looks at the blood, and wipes it off the seat.

“The stunned, bloodied face of a child survivor sums up the horror of Aleppo,” wrote Adib Shishakly, a member of the opposition Syrian National Council.

Anti-government group of civil society activists, which calls itself Local Coordination Committees of Syria, said that 3 people were killed in the air strikes. According to activists, Russian bombers used “vacuum missiles”, most likely referring to the ammunition with incendiary.

Source: Rosbalt