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Brother of Syrian boy wounded in Aleppo dies

Published 21/08/2016

Aleppo has been heavily bombed (AP)
Aleppo has been heavily bombed (AP)

The brother of a wounded Syrian boy who drew the world's attention after haunting footage of his rescue from the aftermath of an airstrike went viral, has died, opposition activists said.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Sunday that Ali Daqneesh, 10, died on Saturday from wounds sustained in the same airstrike on a rebel-held neighbourhood in Aleppo.

Syrian activists released footage showing Omran Daqneesh, five, being rescued from a partially-destroyed building after the airstrike late Wednesday.

The northern city of Aleppo has seen heavy fighting in recent weeks.

Omran was treated and later discharged.

The Halab Today opposition TV station posted a photo of Ali, 10, in a hospital with a tube coming out of his mouth, saying he later died from his wounds.

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