BEIRUT, August 21, 2016: The brother of a wounded Syrian boy who gained international attention has died, say the Opposition activists.
On Sunday, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and a witness who was present at the time of the death along with the boys’ father confirmed that Ali Daqneesh, 10, died the day before, from wounds sustained in the same airstrike on a rebel-held neighbourhood in Aleppo.
Doctors who were attending him told the witness that the boy had internal bleeding and organ damage. Further, the spokesman for the local council of Aleppo, Besher Hawi said, “he was martyred while in the hospital as a result of the same bombardment that their house was subjected to.”
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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, mentioned the AP report.
Russian and Syrian warplanes have intensified their air strikes on the rebel-held east of the city since insurgents made an advance last month, in July, breaking an effective siege, said Reuters.
In Aleppo and areas around it- 448 civilians were killed up to August 2016 as a result of fighting and air strikes said the Observatory
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According to the Reuters report, the World Food Programme on Friday described the situation in besieged areas as “nightmarish” among growing international concern over the humanitarian cost of the war in Syria.
– prepared by NewsGram Team with inputs from various sources