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Omran Daqneesh's brother Ali has died in Aleppo, reports say

It’s reported he died from internal bleeding and organ damage after the 17 August bombing.

Five-year-old Omran Daqneesh sits in an ambulance after being pulled out or a building hit by an airstirke, in Aleppo.
Five-year-old Omran Daqneesh sits in an ambulance after being pulled out or a building hit by an airstirke, in Aleppo.
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OPPOSITION ACTIVISTS SAY the brother of a wounded Syrian boy who gained international attention has died.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said today that Ali Daqneesh, aged 10, has died from wounds sustained in the same airstrike that injured his brother in a rebel-held neighbourhood in Aleppo.

Syrian activists released haunting footage showing Omran Daqneesh, aged 5, rescued from a partially destroyed building in the aftermath of the airstrike late Wednesday in the northern city, which has seen heavy fighting in recent weeks. Omran was treated and later discharged.

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The photos caused worldwide outrage.

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.

The BBC reports that he suffered internal bleeding and organ damage after the 17 August bombing.

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