A photograph of a boy covered in dust and blood, dazed and alone, in the back of an ambulance has set social media on fire, capturing the desperate struggle for control of the city and the brutal human costs of Syria’s civil war in a single image.

Five-year-old Omran Daqneesh survived a strike on rebel forces in his Qaterji neighborhood by President Assad’s forces and was pulled from the rubble, reports Elle Hunt.


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