Omran Daqneesh’s older brother has reportedly died in Aleppo


It is being reported that the older brother of Omran Daqneesh, the young boy whose photograph gained international attention during the week, has died. 

Ten-year-old Ali Daqneesh was wounded in an air strike in Aleppo on Wednesday, alongside his siblings and his parents. 

According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Ali died from injuries he sustained in the air-strike that injured his brother.

A spokesman for the local council of Aleppo said: "He was martyred while in hospital as a result of the same bombardment that their house was subjected to."

Ali Daqneesh is one of 99 children who have been killed in Syria since the end of July 2016, as a result of bombings and air-strikes. 

Footage of Ali's younger brother, Omran, was shared online this week and has become somewhat of a symbol of the devastation in Syria. 

Our thoughts are with the Daqneesh family at this terrible time.