Omran's older brother has died

The older brother of a Syrian boy whose dazed and bloodied face shocked the world this week has died.

10-year-old Ali Daqneesh was wounded in the same attack in Aleppo on Wednesday.

Five-year-old Omran Daqneesh was pictured in the back of an ambulance, with an expression of incomprehension on his dust-covered face.

According to Sky News, a spokesman for the local council of Aleppo said: "He was martyred while in hospital as a result of the same bombardment that their house was subjected to."

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