Syrian opposition activists have released haunting footage showing a young boy rescued from the rubble in the aftermath of a devastating airstrike in Aleppo. You have probably seen this image, watched the video or both. If you’ve not than scroll down to the video and watch it now. A Syrian child covered in dust and blood sits in an orange ambulance chair, grey and alone. His stunned, mute face has now been hailed a “symbol” of his country’s devastation and suffering.
In this video below, a man is seen plucking the boy away from a chaotic nighttime scene and carrying him inside the ambulance, looking dazed and flat-eyed.
This video of the stunned and weary looking boy, sitting in an orange chair inside an ambulance covered in dust and with blood on his face, encapsulates the horrors inflicted on the conflicted northern city and is being widely shared on social media.
The good news is that Omran Daqneesh, the young boy pulled out from the rubble of an airstrike in the Qaterji neighborhood of Aleppo, is alive. So too, according to reports, are his parents and siblings. Omran was taken to the M10 hospital, which has itself been struck repeatedly by airstrikes. Physicians there treated his head injury and cleaned off the dust that caked his hair, eyes, and clothes. He was released later that night.
The bad news is that the conflict that has hollowed out his hometown, once Syria’s most populous urban center, shows little sign of flagging. And that, beyond Omran’s heart-rending rescue, there are already too many stories of children who never could sit in that ambulance chair, looking back at the world’s cameras.
CNN Anchor Moved To Tears During Report On Bloodied Syrian Boy
CNN anchor Kate Bolduan struggled to hold back tears Thursday while reporting an update on Omran Daqeesh, a 5-year-old boy who was filmed and photographed moments after being pulled from his destroyed home in the aftermath of an airstrike on Aleppo, northern Syria.
TV anchors reporting on the tragedies of war do so with professionalism, however devastating the news may be. But sometimes a story is so moving that it can be hard for even the most professional of journalists to remain composed.
Supporting the Syrian people is a great job that will defeat the genocide project, save millions of displaced people and heal thousands of injured individuals. Their resistance will win against all the forces that stand against them and will do the same against the region’s other populations.