>> Pulled from the ramble of Aleppo, five-year-old Omran Daqneesh sits quietly in shock covered in blood and dust. He was one of several children injured in an apparent air strike on Aleppo, but his dazed expression as he waits alone in an ambulance has struck a nerve, prompting international outcry over the divided city at the heart of Syria's more than five-year-old civil war.
It's thought Amran was injured by a Syrian army or Russian air strike, a daily occurrence in rebel-held areas. He was in the Alkaturji neighborhood. Rebel forces made a sudden advance earlier this month, overrunning a government stronghold in Aleppo South, and breaking its siege on rebel held areas. Air strikes have intensified in response.
More than two million people in government-held western Aleppo are now at risk of rebel siege and shelling. Reuters Angus McDowell reports from neighboring Lebanon.>> For the quarter of a million people left in rebel-held areas, there is great scarcity of food, medicine, and fuel. And the risk of bombardment is constant, even by incendiary barrel bombs which cause great destruction for the two million civilians in western Aleppo there is now a new danger of shortages, and of shelling.
>> The UN wants a 48 hour truce to allow aid to reach the city's population, beleaguered, and long suffering.