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The Iconic Boy from Aleppo is Now in Custody by Syria's President

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He became the face of the Syrian civil war, and now the little boy from Aleppo is reportedly in custody. Nathan Rousseau Smith (@fantasticmrnate) explains.


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Transcript: The Iconic Boy from Aleppo is Now in Custody by Syria's President

Last year as government airstrikes battered the rebel held area of Aleppo, 5-year-old Omran Daqneesh was pulled from the rubble.

His dazed and bloodied appearance quickly went viral as an example of the humanitarian crisis.

Now the man who originally took his photo tells Fox News Omran and his family are being held by Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad under house arrest, preventing them from being reached by western media.

The videographer says his last communication with the family was in February, explaining Assad doesn’t want the family speaking out.

Shortly after the image came out, Assad even went so far as to call it fake.

The poignant images like that of Omran in the Syrian crisis have kept Syria in the forefront of the world’s mind.

Just two weeks ago, President Trump launched 59 tomahawk missiles at a Syrian airfield in response to a suspected chemical attack by Assad against his own people.

He was said to reached his decision in part due to the distressing images of children suffering from the nerve agent.



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