Image of Aleppo boy stirs talk of cease-fire
BY PHILIP ISSA The Associated Press
Friday, August 19, 2016
Brother of Aleppo boy in photo dies— THE WASHINGTON POST
The rescue of 5-year-old Omran Daqneesh, pulled from the rubble of his bombed-out Aleppo, Syria, home Wednesday, dominated media coverage of the wartorn country.
Less widely shared was the story’s devastating postscript. On Saturday, activists said, Omran’s 10-year-old brother, Ali, died from wounds sustained in the same air-strike, launched by forces allied to the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad.
“Omran became the ‘global symbol of Aleppo’s suffering’ but to most people he is just that – a symbol,” wrote Kenan Rahmani, a Syrian activist based in Washington. “Ali is the reality: that no story in Syria has a happy ending.”