Omran Daqneesh

Viewpoint: Is bloodied Syrian boy Omran Daqneesh just another image?

"He looks like a statue." That's what my 11-year-old daughter said when she saw the video of five-year-old Omran Daqneesh covered in grey dust and fresh blood, sitting on a bright orange chair in an ambulance.

He sits in complete silence, staring ahead with deadened eyes.

The statue moves. He touches his bloody forehead and studies his hand with confusion.

Syria conflict: Omran Daqneesh's brother dies

Ali Daqneesh, 10, was wounded in Wednesday's air strike, the ABC was told.

He had internal bleeding and organ damage, doctors said.

His younger brother, five-year-old Omran Daqneesh, was pictured in the back of an ambulance after being pulled from the rubble, with an expression of incomprehension on his dust and blood-caked face.

Story of little Syrian boy moves CNN anchor to tears

Omran’s home had been hit by a military airstrike on his neighbourhood in Aleppo, Qaterji, which is currently under rebel control.

Images of the child sitting in the back of an ambulance – dazed, wounded and covered in dust – have put a face to the country’s seemingly-relentless civil war.

At just five years old, he’s as old as the conflict itself.

In a video filmed and circulated by the Aleppo Media Centre, Omran sits shocked and confused by what’s happened and all the cameras being pointed at him.