New photos have emerged of Omran Daqneesh, the 5-year-old boy from Aleppo who became the symbol of Syrian suffering.
Daqneesh was originally photographed in August 2016 following an attack on Aleppo. Omran's brother, Ali, was killed in the same strike.
On Monday this week, Omran and his family were interviewed on Syrian pro-government news channel Al Mayadeen TV, according to ABC news
According to ABC News, the Daqneesh family never fled Aleppo even after the attack, and they remained loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad.
In the pro-government Al Mayadeen interview, Omran's father said that the international media has used his son's image to attack the Syrian government. "They wanted to trade in his blood and publish his photos," he said.