Heartbreaking video of little boy dragged from Aleppo rubble shows Syrian children's suffering Storyful

A picture of a small boy who was rescued after an apparent air strike in the Syrian city of Aleppo has sparked outrage and concern. The image of the stunned and weary-looking boy, sitting in an ambulance caked with dust and with blood on his face, captured the horror that has beset the war-torn city.

A doctor in Aleppo identified the child as five-year-old Omran Daqneesh. He was brought to the hospital following an air strike by Russian or government warplanes on the rebel-held neighbourhood of Qaterji. He suffered head wounds but no brain injury, and was later discharged. A video of Omran and other children being pulled from the rubble caused widespread upset and condemnation over the harrowing reality of Syria's five-year civil war.

Scenes like the air strike that wounded Omran are commonplace in Aleppo, where 233 civilians were killed in indiscriminate exchanges of fire between rebels and government forces in the first two weeks of August alone, according to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group.

IBTimesUK looks at the lives – and tragic deaths – of children caught up in Syria's bloody civil war.

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25 July 2016: A Syrian boy, trapped under the rubble after reported air strikes in Aleppo, looks on as civil defence volunteers try to dig him outThaer Mohammed/AFP
Syria children injured air strikes
24 July 2016: A Syrian man holds the body of his child, recovered from under the rubble of destroyed buildings following a reported air strike on the rebel-held neighbourhood of al-Marjah in AleppoAmeer Alhalbi/AFP
Syria children injured air strikes
21 July 2016: Syrian boys await treatment at a makeshift hospital following strikes and shelling on the rebel-held northwestern city of IdlibOmar haj Kadour/AFP
Syria children injured air strikes
30 June 2016: An injured Syrian boy receives treatment at a makeshift hospital following reported air strikes in the rebel-held town of Outaya, east of DamascusAmer Almohibany/AFP
Syria children injured air strikes
15 June 2016: A civil defence member transports an injured girl into an ambulance after an airstrike in the rebel-controlled city of IdlibAmmar Abdullah/Reuters
Syria children injured air strikes
2 June 2016: Boys help their injured friend after an air strike on Aleppo's rebel held al-Fardous districtAbdalrhman Ismai/Reuters
Syria children injured air strikes
2 June 2016: A civil defence member carries an injured girl at a site hit by air strikes in the rebel-controlled town of Maaret al-Numan in Idlib provinceKhalil Ashawi/Reuters
Syria children injured air strikes
30 May 2016: Syrian civil defence volunteers help a boy out of the rubble following a reported attack by Syrian government forces in the Tariq al-Bab neighbourhood of AleppoAmeer Alhalbi/AFP
Syria children injured air strikes
13 May 2016: An injured child lies on chairs inside a field hospital after an air strike on the rebel-controlled city of IdlibAmmar Abdullah/Reuters
Syria children injured air strikes
28 April 2016: Syrians evacuate a toddler from a destroyed building following a reported air strike on the rebel-held neighbourhood of al-Kalasa in AleppoAmeer Alhalbi/AFP
Syria children injured air strikes
19 April 2016: A Syrian child receives treatment at a makeshift hospital following an air strike on a vegetable market in Maaret al-Numan, in Syria's northern province of IdlibMohamed al-Bakour/AFP
Syria children injured air strikes
10 January 2016: A man carries a dead child away from a site hit by what activists said were air strikes carried out by the Russian air force on Douma, east of DamascusBassam Khabieh/Reuters
Syria children injured air strikes
22 August 2015: A medic carries an injured girl who was rescued from under debris from what activists said was barrel bombs dropped by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar Al-Assad in Douma, east of DamascusBassam Khabieh/Reuters
Syria children injured air strikes
2 February 2015: A wounded boy sits at a field hospital after what activists said was an air strike by forces of Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in the Douma area, east of DamascusMohammed Badra/Reuters
Syria children injured air strikes
18 November 2015: A wounded Syrian boy cries at a makeshift hospital following a reported air strike by government forces in the rebel-held area of Douma, east of DamascusAbd Doumany/AFP
Syria children injured air strikes
17 September 2015: A man removes a dead boy from under rubble after what activists said was an air strike by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo's rebel-controlled Al-Mashad neighbourhoodAbdalrhman Ismail/Reuters

The United Nations has called for an urgent humanitarian ceasefire in Aleppo, and is pushing for a resumption of peace talks that have failed to end the five-year conflict in which more than 250,000 people have been killed and some 11 million displaced.