When Omran Daqneesh’s photograph was transmitted around the world, he became a haunting picture of the brutality of the Assad regime and the suffering of children in Syria.
A photo of Omran in an ambulance, with blood on his face and his body covered with masonry dust following an air strike, garnered international attention last year.
Last August, Omran sat dazed and confused when he was loaded into an ambulance after being pulled from the rubble of his home in Aleppo which was decimated in an air strike.
In latest photos from interviews with his family this week, Omran can be seen sitting on his father’s knee at home.
His older brother, Ali, 10, died from injuries sustained in the blast.
His family was interviewed in Aleppo by Al-Mayadeen, a Lebanese television station supportive of the Assad regime
Pro-regime journalist Kinana Allouche tweeted a picture of Omran with the caption: ‘The child Omran, those who tried to shed Syrian blood misled the news that he was hit by the Syrian Arab Army.
Here he now lives in the Syrian state with its army, its leader, and its people.
Kinana Allouche posted a picture of herself interviewing the Daqneeshs, who have so far refused to speak to the media out of fear. The journalist works for Sama TV, a sister channel of Addounia TV, which is seen by many as a mouthpiece for the Assad regime.