Saturday 3 December 2016

A harrowing experience for an innocent child

Published 19/08/2016 | 02:30

A general view shows the site of yesterday's airstrike where five-year-old Omran Daqneesh got injured in the rebel-held al-Qaterji neighbourhood of Aleppo, Syria. Photo: Reuters
A general view shows the site of yesterday's airstrike where five-year-old Omran Daqneesh got injured in the rebel-held al-Qaterji neighbourhood of Aleppo, Syria. Photo: Reuters

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.

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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.

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