• A still image taken on August 18, 2016 from a video posted on social media said to be shot in Aleppo on August 17, 2016, shows a boy with bloodied face sitting in an ambulance, after an airstrike, Syria.Reuters
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The image of a wounded and dazed boy covered in dust after airstrikes in Aleppo has become a symbol of Syria's suffering. The boy, identified as five-year-old Omran Daqneesh was treated for injuries to his head.

Omran's photo of sitting in an ambulance has been widely shared and drawn sympathy from across the world. The anti-regime group, Aleppo Media Centre, have shared photos and videos of the boy.

A video shows Omran being pulled out of debris after the airstrikes by rescue workers. His family also survived the attacks, the BBC reported.

On Thursday, UN special envoy Staffan de Mistura urged for a 48-hour cessation of hostilities so that aid deliveries could be made to the locals trapped in the once industrial city.

Apart from Omran, four other children, one woman and two young men were also injured in the attacks. Omran was treated at M10 hospital, the Telegraph UK reported.

"That little boy in the back of the ambulance, alone and dazed. Bloody awful. What can we do??" David Baines, a campaigner for Labour in the UK asked.

"Syrian activists are sharing this photo, saying Omran from Aleppo has become their representative to the world," said the Middle East correspondent of the Telegraph. 

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