Photo of dazed Syrian boy symbolises Aleppo's plight

This haunting photo of a young Syrian boy in an ambulance, who was pulled from the rubble after an air strike in Aleppo, has captured the world's attentionA shocked Syrian boy pictured sitting in an ambulance covered in blood and dust after an air strike became a symbol of civilian suffering in Aleppo Thursday, drawing worldwide attention. As international concern mounted, President Bashar al-Assad’s key ally Russia said it was ready to halt fire in the battleground northern city for 48-hour “humanitarian pauses” from next week. The announcement followed pleas from the United Nations and the European Union for a halt in the fighting in divided Aleppo to allow aid deliveries.

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