Haunting image of Syrian boy rescued from rubble sums up Aleppo horror


 Screen grab from a video released by the Syrian opposition Aeppo Media Centre showing a young boy sitting in an ambulance, covered head to toe with dust, after being pulled from rubbles
Screen grab from a video released by the Syrian opposition Aeppo Media Centre showing a young boy sitting in an ambulance, covered head to toe with dust, after being pulled from rubbles
Syrian opposition activists have released haunting footage showing a young boy rescued from the rubble in the aftermath of a devastating air strike in Aleppo.

The image of the stunned and weary looking boy, sitting in an orange chair inside an ambulance covered in dust and with blood on his face, encapsulates the horrors inflicted on the northern city and is being widely shared on social media.

A doctor in Aleppo on Thursday identified the boy as 5-year-old Omran Daqneesh. Osama Abu al-Ezz confirmed he was brought to the hospital known as “M10” Wednesday night following an airstrike on the rebel-held district of Qaterji with head wounds, but no brain injury, and was later discharged.

Doctors in Aleppo use code names for hospitals, which they say have been systematically targeted by government air strikes. Abu al-Ezz said they do that “because we are afraid security forces will infiltrate their medical network and target ambulances as they transfer patients from one hospital to another”.

In the video posted late Wednesday by the Aleppo Media Centre, a man is seen plucking the boy away from a chaotic nighttime scene and carrying him inside the ambulance, looking dazed and flat-eyed.

The boy then runs his hand over his blood-covered face, looks at his hands and wipes them on the ambulance chair.

Opposition activists said there were eight casualties overall from the air strike on Qaterji, among them five children.

The image of Omran in the orange chair is reminiscent of the image of Aylan Kurdi, the drowned Syrian boy whose body was found on a beach in Turkey and came to encapsulate the horrific toll of Syria’s civil war.

An AFP correspondent in the city’s east said regime warplanes pounded rebel-held districts on Wednesday.

The video was released as fighting intensified between regime forces and rebels in Aleppo’s southwest Ramussa district.

State television announced on Wednesday that “12 martyrs including a child and several wounded after terrorists shelled the Salaheddin” district in the city’s regime-controlled west.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that 10 civilians including a child had been killed in the rebel shelling.

Since mid-2012, Aleppo has been roughly split between opposition control in the east and government forces in the west.

FRANCE 24 with AFP, AP



104 responses to “Haunting image of Syrian boy rescued from rubble sums up Aleppo horror”

  1. Who cares? The only thing that really matters is “Resistance”:

    “Resist, my people, resist them.

    Resist the colonialist’s onslaught.

    Pay no mind to his agents among us

    Who chain us with the peaceful illusion.

    Do not fear doubtful tongues;

    The truth in your heart is stronger,

    As long as you resist in a land

    That has lived through raids and victory.

    So Ali called from his grave:

    Resist, my rebellious people.

    Write me as prose on the agarwood;

    My remains have you as a response.

    Resist, my people, resist them.

    Resist, my people, resist them.”

    (Dareen Tatour, The Greatest Living Palestian Poet).

    1. “For years I have been arguing that Palestinians are at the forefront of the battle for humanity; alone, they faced Zionist evil. However, the time has changed, and it isn’t just Gaza or the West Bank anymore … We are all Palestinians, because we share the same enemy. We are all tired of Zionist driven expansionist wars. We don’t want ‘Israeli officials’ to preach to us about Western interests. We don’t want to see our elected politicians dancing to the Jewish Lobby’s irritating tune. It is time to emancipate humanity from the Zionist grip. – Gilad Aztmon

      1. Rudy1947 Avatar

        Walid Shoebat, a former PLO terrorist that acknowledged the lie he was fighting for and the truth he was fighting against:

        “Why is it that on June 4th 1967 I was a Jordanian and overnight I became a Palestinian?”

        “We did not particularly mind Jordanian rule. The teaching of the destruction of Israel was a definite part of the curriculum, but we considered ourselves Jordanian until the Jews returned to Jerusalem. Then all of the sudden we were Palestinians – they removed the star from the Jordanian flag and all at once we had a Palestinian flag”.

        “When I finally realized the lies and myths I was taught, it is my duty as a righteous person to speak out”.

        1. How come yo never brought this up before? Just found it? Regardless, Shoebat spoke for himself – good for him.

          Gilad Atzom’s quote is not just about the Palestinian-ISraeli conflict. It’s about how Zionism has hijacked and destabilized the world, how it uses the USA as a proxy to wages its wars.

          1. Rudy1947 Avatar

            Timing is everything. Besides, why should I tell you any strategy I may have.

            I’m always amazed how so few dominate and control so many.

          2. Timing is right as it was all planned but nothing to be amazed.

            IsraHell was made possible by and for a small group of ultra-wealthy bankers. They wanted IsraHell after discovering the black gold of the Middle East in the late 1800s. They used the Dönmeh and Wahhabis in the theater of WWI to liberate Palestine from the Ottoman Empire (who’s Sultan refused to give it away) and they create the hostile environment in WWII to have the Jews migrate to Palestine. Jews are as much pawns to them as non-Jews. If they were not, they would not have killed hundred thousands of them during WWII and thousands of Mizrahi Jews when IsraHell was created. Religion has nothing to do with the creation of IsraHell, it was and is geo-political.

          3. Rudy1947 Avatar

            zzzzzzzzz What a load of

            buuuuuuuuuullllllllllllllll shhhhiiiiiiiiiiiitttttttttt !!!!!!!!!!!!!

          4. It’s bullshit for the uneducated in the likes of you. The bankers in question took ownership of the Bank of England and then created the “Federal” Reserve in the USA.

            For someone who claims to be “atheist”, you sure do believe in the Jewish fairytale like a good, docile, obedient sheep. Keep swallowing.

          5. Rudy1947 Avatar

            The first discovery of oil in the ME was in 1908 by the Brits in Iran.

          6. It takes several years of exploration and drilling to find oil and any other natural resources. 1908 is the year it was “official” – known as proven and provable reserves today.

            In his 1892 paper in the Annales de Mines and in the second volume of his Mission Scientifique (1895), de Morgan reported on the abundance of oil seeps in western Iran and the possibility of establishing a successful oil industry in the region.


          7. Rudy1947 Avatar

            The actual exploration exploration started in 1901. The real discovery was 1908 by the Brits.

          8. If you had a clue, you’d know that there are several phases in explorations. Hence why de Morgan reported on the abundance of oil seeps in western Iran in 1895. 1895 is the late 1800s. Get it?

          9. 5thDrawer Avatar

            Yup … Oil from Whale Blubber couldn’t handle the machine-Age.

          10. Rudy1947 Avatar

            There’s no fairy tale. The Jews kicked Arab hind quarters since 1947 and the Arabs are still sensitive about that. Besides, the Jews of Israel are quite innovative while the Arabs still think they can buy innovation.

          11. There certainly is a fairytale: that God chose the Jews and gave them the land. And you claim to be atheist?

            It was/is geo-political. The Ashkenazi Jews stole the land because they were backed up by England and the USA. Quit acting like Israelis would exist without the USA.

            Israelis can afford being innovative when they’re giving opportunities to grow. I’d like to see how innovative they’d be if the tables were turned. But sure, keep parroting that bs.

          12. Rudy1947 Avatar

            Damn near every group whether religious or not considers themselves as chosen for something.

            Jews were living in what you refer to as Palestine before the modern state of Israel. While you and many others complain about being removed, many Jews were also displaced. I wonder where the Arabs would be without the help of the former Soviet Union.

            The tables have been turned since the price of oil tanked. Now the single resource of many Arab countries have may not provide someone else’s innovation.

          13. I am aware that Jews lived in Palestine before modern Israel – they were Palestinian Jews. What “many Jews were also displaced”? What are you talking about? The vast majority of the displacement was Palestinian Muslims and Christians – 850,000 people, 600 villages destroyed by the filthy, thieving, degenerate European Jews.

          14. Rudy1947 Avatar

            Sorry Omega, not every reads minds. Then again, your a self appointed special guy.

            Anyway, how many of the supposed displaced Arabs were asked by their fellow Arabs to get the he11 out of the way so that these Jews can be removed?

          15. What Arabs? What Jews? WTH are you talking about? They were all Arabs. Jew, Jews = a religion got damn it.

          16. Rudy1947 Avatar

            Playing dumb again?

          17. No idiot, you are.

            Jews in Palestine were Arabs too.

          18. Rudy1947 Avatar

            Here we go with the lineage crap. Should I also prepare for the Neanderthal genes story?

          19. Arab = a member of a Semitic people, originally from the Arabian peninsula and neighboring territories, inhabiting much of the Middle East and North Africa.

            Jew = a member of the people and cultural community whose traditional religion is Judaism

            And yes, both Judaism and Islam take their roots in the same family; descendants of an Arab who’s name was Ibrahim (aka Abraham).

          20. Rudy1947 Avatar

            That’s nice.

          21. Nicer or not is not relevant, it’s just a fact.

          22. Rudy1947 Avatar


          23. Now I know that you and Y K are not Khazars, just normal Semites.
            Omega pointed it; “I am sure your genes are at least 50% Arab.”.

          24. Rudy1947 Avatar

            Don’t forget that a portion is made up with Neanderthal genes.

          25. The only reason Omega’s voice needs to be heard is because it faithfully represents the worldview of most of the Arab world.

          26. Most Arabs have no clue about the European banking dynasties’ influence in the Middle East.

          27. Most Arabs are (functionally) illiterate. The ones who are not, can’t shut up about every possible conspiracy theory in existence.

          28. You keep pointing the finger at Arabs when I am sure your genes are at least 50% Arab.

          29. Does this count Arabs that want to be farsi for some odd reason?

          30. I guess those ones just love the Persian cuisine. 🙂

          31. Rudy1947 Avatar

            If that’s the case, the Arab world goes down the tubes. .

          32. Not quiet. There is a new sherif in town and not even IsraHell can do jack about it.

          33. Rudy1947 Avatar

            Quite me boy, quite.

          34. No need to report every single typo but sure.

          35. Rudy1947 Avatar

            Now there’s no need when you are the recipient.

          36. There is an expression in French that goes: “Fais pas ta pute”. The translation would be “Quit being such a bitch”. So, fait pas ta pute.

          37. Rudy1947 Avatar

            In plain English “what goes around comes around”.

          38. Are you saying your butt-hurt about something I’ve said to you before? How old are you? I hope I have not cause your rectum to prolapse.

          39. Rudy1947 Avatar

            I’m saying clichés don’t work to well.

            You know my age.

          40. What cliché?

          41. Rudy1947 Avatar

            “Fais pas ta pute”

          42. That’s not what I mean by that. (laughing).

          43. Rudy1947 Avatar

            Really, and what did you mean by”that”. (giggling)

          44. When I told you that there was no need to report trivial typos and that you kept on going. “Faire sa pute” comes into play; that you keep on dwelling on more, non-sensical, trivial bs.

          45. Rudy1947 Avatar

            Yup, just responding to more non-sensical, trivial bs.

          46. I let you pick ups your prolapse rectum of the floor. You seem severely butt-hurt.

          47. Rudy1947 Avatar

            “up” not ups.

          48. Tanks yioo phor teleeng me againt.

          49. Rudy1947 Avatar

            urr velcum.

          50. Are you as old as dirt? Did you have Jesus in you class in second grade? Just picking, I’m no spring chicken myself.

          51. Rudy1947 Avatar

            Giggles. I came after dirt, needed a place to sit. 😉

          52. Have you been watching the news from the Arab world for like, forever? At least since the television was invented? 🙂

          53. Rudy1947 Avatar

            The tubes go deeper and propagate like rabbits.

        2. Hind Abyad Avatar
          Hind Abyad

          1-Jordan is a River, the East and West Bank were Palestinian territories in the British Mandate for Palestine, the British gave the East Bank of River Jordan to the Hashemite
          in 1920.

          2-Walid Shoebat is a Palestinian Moslem..his biggest act of ‘terror’ was to glue Palestinian flags on street posts. He was converted to Catholicism by Christian Evangelicals who believe in the Trinity, exploited by Zionists to preach Islamophobia.

          Another Brigitte Gabriel who was Shia Moslem and became a Lebanese Maronite.

      2. Atzmon once bragged that he read Mein Kampf and found it quite impressive. I suggest you follow the path of this Great Thinker and go straight to the source. By the way, it has some valuable things to say about Zionism as well. 🙂

        1. Atzom must not have known that Hitler was a Zionist pawn who was escaped to South America after WWII.

          Reading how you wrote “By the way, it has some valuable things to say about Zionism as well.”, you must have read it too.

          1. Of course I have, you dumb moron. I don’t just cut & paste Nazi crap from the internet like you and your fellow retards. That’s one of the reasons I can’t help treating you as inferior genetic garbage. 🙂

          2. The unreality and dilibert reinterpretation of history is mind boggling. Hezb/Iran followers are fed and spew a constant diet of shiite.

          3. Hind Abyad Avatar
            Hind Abyad

            ‘Michael Weiss blog he most admires is Harry’s Place (your place), a notorious haven
            for refugees from various leftist movements who’ve “seen the light” and turned to the right. Among their chief occupations is bashing figures on the left, especially those who criticize Israel or endorse Palestinian rights.’ http://www.unz.com/article/michael-weiss-and-the-iran-u-s-hardline-nexus-that-led-iranian-american-to-evin-prison/

        2. Check it out.
          A good analysis of the situation with Iran and current events.
          Iran: The One Percent Make A Difference

          1. Looks like pretty good analysis. Didn’t know about the meth epidemic.

      3. “We are all Palestinians”
        I think not, Palies are a useless and unproductive class people that have developed into nothing after many unsuccessful wars and have still not learned from their epic failure at humanity. Yet another propaganda piece that amounts to nothing. The IRI has taught you well in mind games.

        1. Invade and steal the land, destroy everything, displace, kill the inhabitants, oppress the rest of them for decades and then call them “useless and unproductive”. You take the cake – all of it.

          1. Get over it and focus on the crimes that your Iranians are doing in Syria, Iraq, andYemen along with the rest of the useless jihads. Shiite and Sunni deserve to kill each other in great numbers- good job, and forget about your zio-bs pipe-dream.

          2. Any words on crimes your Wahhabi cousins commit?

          3. I was referring to all the jihads, BOTH sunni and shiite extremists. I have no interest or relation in any form of useless Islam death cult. I don’t waste time believing in any imaginary guy in the sky. You should know that by now as much as I dis Islamic barbarism.

          4. I was referring to all the jihads, BOTH sunni and shiite extremists.

            Yet you only point the finger at Hezbollah/Iran, never KSA/Wahhabis.

            I have no interest or relation in any form of useless Islam death cult.

            Western/Zionsit propaganda, again.

            I don’t waste time believing in any imaginary guy in the sky.

            Yet, you believe God gave a land to some “chosen”.

            You should know that by now as much as I dis Islamic barbarism.

            When I see you always point the finger at one only – no, I don’t.

        2. There are no Palestinian people and the decendents of those called themselves Palestinians are migrating from their gettos in Syria and Lebanon.
          So called palis have a refugee status which they inherit (the only ones granted this abnormality mind you) and they can use it these days to leave ME.
          Rare Arab studies show that from West Bank around 10,000 youth migrate every year and if Gaza was open, many more would follow…heck they don’t even have the manpower to start an Intifada these days (they tried yet the most they could master was few stabbing teenagers and the “Intifada” went up in smoke)
          The” pali state” experiment is over.

      1. I know what you and your kind care for only too well. That comment was for you.

        1. Hind Abyad Avatar
          Hind Abyad

          I know what you and your kind are here for.’

          Michael Weiss blog he most admires is Harry’s Place (your place), a notorious haven
          for refugees from various leftist movements who’ve “seen the light” and turned to the right. Among their chief occupations is bashing figures on the left, especially those who criticize Israel or endorse Palestinian rights.’ http://www.unz.com/article/mic

  2. Hind Abyad Avatar
    Hind Abyad

    Yalibnan FRANCE 24 with AFP, AP. Al Nusra terrorists look Syrian?

      1. Hind Abyad Avatar
        Hind Abyad

        Well, France 24 is French.;-)

  3. Hind Abyad Avatar
    Hind Abyad

    The haunting image of 12 years old Palestinian child cut with kitchen knife, by US backed ‘Moderates’,
    because his father is Liwa al Kuds.

      1. I was just thinking there must be some way someone can turn this tragedy into the typical joo hate fest, and I didn’t have to read to far. Likely suspect. shiite bag-lickers. So predictable.

        1. Rudy1947 Avatar

          I just had some one blame a Jew and a group of Jews for the Armenian Genocide. Perhaps this is new territory, a little extra time is needed.

          1. Hezb/Iran mind-games. If they repeat the lie enough times it becomes reality in their minds.

        2. This article is not even about Israel, It’s just used again as a convenient scapegoat in comments :).
          Assad supporters know they rally behind a butcher. They can’t defend him so they try to divert the fire elsewhere..a worn out ineffective method yet it’s all they have left.

          For the past 60 yeats It worked wonderfully on national level when the national leaders of every arab state wave Israel Infront of their people while pickpocket their rights…
          I think you can stop caring so much for such comments – wrote by and intended to assad supporters only…trying to use Israel as a fig tree leaf to cover their nude immorality does not work with no one else.

          1. Oh Yeah Avatar

            The convenient scapegoat in comments are appearing in ALL articles on Ya Libnan.

            If it is not against Zionists, the it is against ‘vermin jews’ or EU, USA, UK and the rest of the “western world”.

            The worst thing is that the same group chose to live among us ‘Westerners’ and complain, moreover, that they do not have the condition to have the wealth we have….

            (A work by the graffiti artist Banksy in London.)

          2. Yeah well I say… they are here,they are smug believing they are superior in their twisted way of thinking so why not make the best of it?:)
            As for Europe..you guys are really fucked up but not by the hind/omega/christina of the arab world, They are Christians .
            The ones you worry about are the Muslims and sadly, you’re f’d up.
            Unless you change demographic balance soon,you’re grand children will probably be refugee in Canada or the US.. and yes, I suggest deportation.

          3. “they are smug believing they are superior in their twisted way of thinking”

            Muslim Arabs and Jewish Arabs share an awful lot in common. There again, their lineage is the same …

            Abraham begat two sons from two wives: Ishmael (whose mother was the Egyptian maidservant Hagar) and Isaac (whose mother was Sarah). Because women cannot contribute to male haplogroups and haplotypes, Ishmael and Isaac inherited their father Abraham’s haplogroup and haplotype. Ishmael was banished from the family, married an Egyptian, and begat 12 sons named Nebaioth, Kedar, Adbeel, Mibsam, Mishma, Duma, Massa, Hadad, Tema, Jetur, Naphish, and Kedemah. “They lived from Havilah to Shur, which is east of Egypt, as thou goes toward Assyria,” the Bible tells us, and adds: “These are the sons of Ishmael . . . 12 princes according to their nations.” This became the Arab line. One of their descendants, according to the interpreters of the Quran living 30 generations later, was the Prophet Muhammad, also known as Mohammed, the founder of Islam.


      2. Hind Abyad Avatar
        Hind Abyad

        No thank you, during the 1930s the Daily Mail was sympathetic to German and Italian fascism.
        ‘This is why some people refer to the rag as the Forgers’ Gazette.’

        1. Rudy1947 Avatar

          Wake up call, this is 2016. Hello???? Hello????

          1. Hind Abyad Avatar
            Hind Abyad

            In 2014, Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation (which also owns trashy tabloids) accused the Australian online edition of the Daily Mail of plagiarism. Trash with trash

          2. Rudy1947 Avatar

            Glad you moved up 80 years, must have been tough. I appreciate your sacrifice. Then again, so what.

          3. Hind Abyad Avatar
            Hind Abyad

            So what your garbage is propaganda.

          4. Rudy1947 Avatar

            Syria has been using barrel bombs for years. Easy to manufacture, easy to load and always easy to find metal parts,nails, etc.

          5. Hind Abyad Avatar
            Hind Abyad

            Israel Zionists are 100 years old, WWI-WWII where about the future Israeli state. Osso Buco

          6. 5thDrawer Avatar

            (click) hmmm .. usual response ..
            (redial …) Allo Akbar??

        2. “No thank you, during the 1930s the Daily Mail was sympathetic to German and Italian fascism.”
          During the 1930’s and 1940’s the Arabs were sympathetic to German Nazis. During the 1950’s-1980’s – to Soviet and Chinese “Marxist-Leninist” Gulag runners, and since the 1990s – to Islamofascists. So what’s exactly your problem with the Daiy Mail, Dumbyad? 🙂

    1. Hind Abyad Avatar
      Hind Abyad

      Only Opposition article counts

  4. Not any different than the Syrian boy on the beach shore: nothing but US media propaganda to demonize Assad and now Assad and Russia.


    What does the USA do in the meanwhile? Arm and support Wahhabi terrorists.

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