Omran Daqneesh and other shocking images of Syria's civil war

Young boy in an ambulance
Aylan Kurdi
Tributes to Aylan Kurdi
Airstrikes
Travelling through the city
Refugees
Medical treatment
Refugee camp
Dead children
Vigils

This image of Omran Daqneesh has made international news. Omran, just five years old, was rescued from the rubble of a building after a bombardment and taken to hospital. He survived, as did his family, who were trapped in the rubble.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

On Wednesday, a Syrian boy travelled around the world on the back of an ambulance.

The image of five-year-old Omran Daqneesh sitting on the back of an ambulance, battered and blooded by an Aleppo bombardment, was published by media the world over, accompanied by a torrent of sympathy and outrage.

Yet in reality the image of Omran - who survived the bombardment - is just the latest in a litany of harrowing images to emerge from Syria's cataclysmic civil war. 

Here, talkRADIO compiles some of the most shocking and saddening images to be published in the five-and-a-half years since the conflict began. Click through the slideshow above to see more.

Four and a half years ago the destruction began, after anti-government protests. More than 11 million people have been forced to leave their homes.

Recently an image of a boy, Omran Daqneesh who is 5 years old, in an ambulance (shown above) has been shared on social media, with many expressing their outrage. He was treated for head wounds on Wednesday.

Scroll through the gallery above to see other striking images of the conflict as well as demonstrations (graphic content is included)