The dreadful photo of a five-year-old Syrian boy sitting in an ambulance moments after his home was blown up has been shared across social media and is still moving people around the world.
It’s hard not to be unsettled by the image of in-shock Omran Daqnessh covered in dust and blood, taken after the child was pulled from the wreckage caused by a Russian airstrike that killed three people and injured several others.
This jarring visual shows just a glimpse of the horrors the people of Aleppo are suffering under the non-stop bombing by the regime of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad and its Russian allies.
The photo is a lot to take in, even for CNN anchor Kate Bolduan — who teared up while narrating footage of the boy’s rescue.
It’s hard not to see the dazed child as a symbol for all the innocent victims who are suffering in the war-torn country.
Watch the video (below) to see the anchor struggle to contain her tears in a very real news moment:
[Image via CNN.]