A harrowing experience for an innocent child
Published 19/08/2016 | 02:30
A confused, hurt, little boy, bloodied and covered in dust, sits in an ambulance. The image of five-year-old Omran Daqneesh captures the horror war in Syria is wreaking on the innocent. He survived an Assad regime bombing of Aleppo. But he doesn't appear lucky. Luck isn't a sense you'd associate with a child who has known nothing but war in his short life.
He raises his left hand to his eye and touches the area of his face around his temple. He looks down at the blood .
His silence is almost as disturbing as observing his bloodied face and damaged eye.