The little boy who became the face of Syria’s suffering has been reunited with his parents.
The little boy went viral after a video showed Omran Daqneesh sitting dazed in the back of an ambulance, having just been pulled from the rubble of his home during an air strike in Aleppo.
The nurse who treated Omran has told the ABC the boy did not cry as he was being treated, describing him being “in shock”.
“He didn’t say anything except to ask for his parents,” Abu Rajab from the Syrian American Medical Society said.
“They arrived shortly after, in a second wave of people.
“Only then once Omran saw them did he start crying.”
Omran’s parents told medical staff they would not speak for fear of reprisal from forces allied to the regime of President Bashar al Assad.
Doctors say Omran had head wounds and was discharged from the M10 hospital.
Video taken by the Aleppo Media Centre showed the moment Omran was rescued along with three other small children from the rubble of a house after an air strike, by volunteers from Syria’s Civil Defence group known as the White Helmets.
Doctors told the ABC he was brought in to the hospital by four young men.
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