Monday 21 August 2017

A harrowing experience for an innocent child

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
Editorial

Editorial

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.

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