The brother of Omran Daqneesh, whose image was cast across the globe following airstrikes in Syria last week, has died following injuries sustained in the attack.
Ali Daqneesh, the 10-year-old brother of Omran, died Saturday according to Yousef Saddiq, the director of the Aleppo Media Center, reports CNN.
"He was in critical condition for the past three days and passed away this morning," Saddiq said. "His mother is still receiving medical care because she is also in critical condition."
Ali suffered internal bleeding and damage to his organs after the family’s home in was struck during airstrikes in Aleppo, Syria’s largest city.
"His brother, whose photo was not taken, no one mentioned him, he died and he is by God's side now. Omran was pulled out of the rubble quickly to come back to life, Ali stayed under the rubble for a while," added Saddiq.
The photo of his brother Omran quickly spread across social media last week, casting a light on the situation in Syria.
"Empathy and outrage must be matched by action," UNICEF executive director Anthony Lake said in a statement. "Children of Omran's age in Syria have known nothing but the horror of this war waged by adults. We all should demand that those same adults bring an end to the nightmare."
The same day Ali passed away, four more children long with three adults died from another airstrike that destroyed their home.
"We tell our children now that we're sorry," said a local English teacher, Abdulkafi al-Hamdo according to SMH. "They're not American, they're not French. When they die, you won't see them on the news."