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Haunting image of Syrian boy rescued from Aleppo rubble

  • In this frame grab taken from video provided by the Syrian anti-government activist group Aleppo Media Center (AMC), a child sits in an ambulance after being pulled out or a building hit by an airstirke, in Aleppo, Syria, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016. Syrian opposition activists reported an airstrikes on the al-Qaterji neighborhood in Aleppo late Wednesday. (Aleppo Media Center via AP)

    In this frame grab taken from video provided by the Syrian anti-government activist group Aleppo Media Center (AMC), a child sits in an ambulance after being pulled out or a building hit by an airstirke, in Aleppo, Syria, Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016. Syrian opposition activists reported an airstrikes on the al-Qaterji neighborhood in Aleppo late Wednesday. (Aleppo Media Center via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • CORRECTS YEAR TO 2016 -In this frame grab from video provided by the Russian Defence Ministry Press Service Russian long range bomber Tu-22M3, right, flies during a strike above an undisclosed location in Syria on Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016. (Russian Defence Ministry press service photo via AP)

    CORRECTS YEAR TO 2016 -In this frame grab from video provided by the Russian Defence Ministry Press Service Russian long range bomber Tu-22M3, right, flies during a strike above an undisclosed location in Syria on Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016. (Russian Defence Ministry press service photo via AP)  (The Associated Press)

Syrian opposition activists have released haunting footage showing a young boy rescued from the rubble in the aftermath of a devastating airstrike in Aleppo.

The image of the stunned and weary looking boy, sitting in an orange chair inside an ambulance covered in dust and with blood on his face, encapsulate the horrors inflicted on the northern city and is being widely shared on social media.

The boy is identified by doctors in Aleppo as 5-year-old Omran. They say he was treated for head injuries. In the video posted late Wednesday by the Aleppo Media Center, a man carries the boy away from the rubble following an airstrike on the rebel-held district Qaterji.

The man places the stunned-looking boy in the ambulance and later wipes the blood from his face.