Syrian Boy In Ambulance: Syrian Civil War Victim His Name Is Omran Daqneesh, And He Is 5 Years Old

Syrian Boy In Ambulance: Syrian Civil War Victim His Name Is Omran Daqneesh, And He Is 5 Years Old
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More horrors from the Syrian civil war as opposing forces battle for the city of Aleppo.  An image of a young boy by the name of Omran Daqneesh touched the heart of millions as he sat innocently on a wheelchair covered by dust.


The young Syrian boy was merely five years of age when he experienced the horrors of war. Little Daqneesh experienced the full force of an airstrike, carried out by either Russian or Assad loyalist planes.

The photo of the child, sitting in a wheelchair and covered in blood has been shared thousands of times on social media. His photo capturing just a fragment of the hell the people of Syria experienced for the past half decade.

Slaughter Of The Innocents

According to the Telegraph, Omran Daqneesh was one of five children also injured in the Qaterji neighborhood in Aleppo. The young boy’s eyes also bear mute witness to the shock, and seemingly unaware to the blood from his wounds.

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Little Daqneesh was taken to the M10 hospital, which, like the boy has already fallen victim to airstrikes. Doctors, braving the hazardous conditions, treated the child’s wounds and also cleaned the debris covering the poor boy.

He was not alone in his predicament as the hospital was reported to have treated as much as 12 other children on Wednesday alone. Daqneesh was injured along with four other children. A young woman and two young men were also injured in the strike.

Video footage from the Aleppo Media Center shows him being pulled from the rubble. He does not cry but later raises his hand to his injuries, such is the horror of the Syrian civil war.

These images show how innocents like Little Omran Daqneesh are getting caught up in the violence in the Syrian city of Aleppo. The escalating conflict comes as a combined force of rebels and terrorists broke a siege by the Assad regime on the city.

The Syrian civil war has already claimed the lives of over 300,000 Syrians. Hopefully, the survivors like little Daqneesh can rebuild what they can from the smoldering ruins of their once great country.

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