CNN anchor chokes as she describes Aleppo’s Omran Daqneesh

A CNN anchor broke down in tears on Thursday while reporting on the young boy who was injured during an airstrike on the northern Syrian city of Aleppo.

“This comes weeks after the last remaining doctors inside Aleppo wrote a letter to President Obama begging for help,” said a clearly emotional Kate Bolduan.

“In five years of war more than 250,000 people have lost their lives. That includes 4,500 children in Aleppo alone.”

As the CNN anchor began to describe why the viral video of Omran Daqneesh resonated with so many people, her voice began to crack and had to take several moments to compose herself.

“What strikes me is, we shed tears, but there are no tears here,” she said as she pointed to a photo of Omran. “He doesn’t cry once. That little boy is in total shock. Inside his home one moment, and the next — lost in the flurry and fury of war and chaos.”

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:47 - GMT 06:47