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Omran, one child among millions traumatised by Syria war

Images of four-year-old Omran sitting quietly in an ambulance in Aleppo, his bare, dust-covered feet barely reaching the edge of the chair, have made headlines around the worldHaggard and covered in blood, little Omran’s blank stare has grabbed headlines around the world. The footage of the shell-shocked four-year-old was dubbed by Washington “the real face” of Syria’s five-year war. “Omran’s case isn’t rare — we treat dozens of cases like him every day, with wounds that are typically worse,” Dr Abu al-Baraa, a paediatrician in a rebel-held eastern neighbourhood of Aleppo, told AFP.

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