Injured Aleppo boy in ambulance illustrates Syrian conflict

Omran Daqneesh injured after an Assad regime attack on Aleppo
Omran Daqneesh injured after an Assad regime attack on Aleppo

Distressing images of a small boy in the Syrian city of Aleppo covered in dust and with blood streaming from a head injury have shocked the world.

The boy, believed to be five-year-old Omran Daqneesh, is one of a reported five children to have been injured in the Wednesday bombing.

The footage was recorded by the Aleppo Media Centre, a human rights group opposed to the Bashar al-Assad regime, which is responsible for the airstrike and countless other attacks on the city's civilians, along with its ally Russia.

Little Omran was treated for his injuries at the M10 hospital and released on the same day, according to reports. The Telegraph reported that about 12 other children, all under the age of 15, had been treated there on Wednesday.

The M10 hospital itself has been the target of airstrikes in the city, along with other hospitals and refugee camps.

Images of Omran have been shared thousands of times on social media, giving the conflict in Syria a human face.

Newshub.