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This Is What The Injured Boy From Aleppo Looks Like Now

Video of the bloodied 5-year-old went viral last year

It was a heart-wrenching image of violence and bloodshed in Syria that the world could not ignore.

Video footage surfaced in August showing a little boy sitting shell-shocked in an ambulance, covered in dust and blood. The 5-year-old from Aleppo wipes the dust from his forehead and is surprised by the blood on his hands.

Omran Daqneesh became the face of suffering in war-torn Syria and went viral. 

The little boy had been pulled from the rubble in his home after an airstrike and was rushed to hospital for his injuries. His brother, Ali, sadly died in the attack. 

Almost one year on, Omran is still living in Aleppo with his family and is reportedly in good health.

Omran has appeared with his family in a video posted by a Syrian pro-government television presenter, the BBC reports.

In the clip, Omran’s father said he had changed his son’s name and cut his hair to prevent him from being kidnapped or intimated by rebels.

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Aleppo is now under government control after a group of rebel fighters were evacuated in December.

And while Omran is now safe, blood continues to be spilt in Syria. According to the ABC, an estimated 465,000 have been killed since the start of Syria’s civil war in 2011.

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