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Brother of Omran Daqneesh, Boy Who Became the Symbol of Syria's Suffering, Dies

Ali Daqneesh died Saturday from injuries he sustained when his family's apartment was hit in a blast

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    In this frame grab taken from video provided by the Syrian anti-government activist group Aleppo Media Center (AMC), a child sits in an ambulance after being pulled out or a building hit by an airstirke, in Aleppo, Syria, on Aug. 17, 2016. S

    The brother of Omran Daqneesh — the boy who became an international symbol of the devastation in Aleppo — died from his wounds, NBC News reports. 

    Ali Daqneesh died Saturday from injuries he sustained when his family’s apartment was hit in a blast from airstrikes on Wednesday. Ali was 10 years old, according to the Aleppo Media Center. 

    The haunting photos of 5-year-old Omran were released by Syrian opposition activists earlier this week. The dust-caked, bloodied Omran sits in an orange chair in an ambulance, his legs too short to reach the floor. Omran appears shell-shocked and weary. 

    A doctor who identified him in the photos said Omran was brought to the hospital with head wounds, but didn't suffer any brain injuries, and was later discharged.

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