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Brother of wounded Syrian boy dies

NewsBy Neil Fetherston
Omran Daqneesh
Omran Daqneesh

The brother of a wounded Syrian boy who gained international attention has died.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said today that Ali Daqneesh, aged 10, has died from wounds sustained in the same airstrike that injured his brother in a rebel-held neighborhood in Aleppo.

Syrian activists released haunting footage showing Omran Daqneesh, aged 5, rescued from a partially destroyed building in the aftermath of the airstrike late Wednesday in the northern city, which has seen heavy fighting in recent weeks. Omran was treated and later discharged.

The photos caused worldwide outrage.

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.

The BBC reports that he suffered internal bleeding and organ damage after the 17 August bombing.