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Brother Of Syrian Boy Pictured In Aleppo Dies In Bomb Attack


Video and images of five-year-old Omran covered in white dust and blood after being rescued from a collapsed building following an air strike in Aleppo spread widely on social media.

Video and images of five-year-old Omran covered in white dust and blood after being rescued from a collapsed building following an air strike in Aleppo spread widely on social media.

The older brother of a Syrian boy, whose image -- covered in blood and dust after an air strike in the northern city of Aleppo -- shocked many around the world, has died from wounds suffered in the same bomb attack.

Ali Daqnish, 10, was wounded along with his 5-year-old brother, Omran, in an air strike in Aleppo on August 17.

Video and images of Omran covered in white dust and blood after being rescued from a collapsed building spread widely on social media. He was not seriously wounded.

But doctors said Ali died of internal bleeding shortly after the bomb attack, the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported.

Fighting and air strikes in and around Aleppo have killed some 448 civilians this month, SOHR reported.

The Russian Defense Ministry on August 19 denied any responsibility for the air attack in Aleppo that struck the home of Ali and Omran Daqnish.

Russian Defense Ministry spokesman General Igor Konashenkov said in a statement on August 19 that Russian warplanes "never work on targets in civilian areas."

But several monitoring groups in Syria have made numerous reports of Syrian government and Russian aircraft conducting bombing raids in urban areas controlled by Islamist groups and Syrian opposition fighters.

The attacks have killed and wounded hundreds of civilians.

Ibrahim al-Hajj, a spokesman for the volunteer Syrian emergency group White Helmets, said that Daqnish's death is a common sight during Syria's five-year-long civil war.

"I can tell the world there are dozens of Omrans in Aleppo each day," he said.

At least 250,000 people are estimated to have been killed and millions of others have been displaced by the fighting in Syria.

Based on reporting by dpa, TASS, and AP

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