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Syrian Boy in Iconic Photo Resurfaces

Father says rebels used him as propaganda tool

(Newser) - The Syrian boy who drew worldwide attention last August after he was bloodied by an airstrike in Aleppo has resurfaced looking like any other healthy 5-year-old. But some are cautioning that looks can be deceiving. In interviews with pro-government outlets —including reporter Kinana Allouche , who once shared a selfie... More »

Obama Meets His 6-Year-Old Viral Pen Pal

Alex Myteberi offered to adopt a Syrian boy whose home was destroyed

(Newser) - "He is a shy little boy, but when he saw the president, his eyes lit up and he was completely drawn to him," Valbona Myteberi tells the Journal News . Myteberi's 6-year-old son Alex went viral in September after writing a letter to President Obama offering to adopt... More »

Brother of Aleppo Boy in Ambulance Dies

10-year-old succumbs to injuries days after airstrike that destroyed family home

(Newser) - Five-year-old Omran Daqneesh sat in the back of an ambulance, dirty, dazed, and bloodied on Wednesday night after an airstrike hit his family's home in Aleppo, his haunted expression going viral to put a new face on the boundless suffering of the Syrian civil war that's as old... More »

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