Omran Daqneesh, boy seen in Aleppo footage, is reunited with his parents

The image of the five-year-old is making headlines around the world

Omran Daqneesh, boy seen in Aleppo footage, is reunited with his parents

Screengrab from footage released by the Aleppo Media Centre

A five-year-old Syrian boy who has captured the world's attention after being pulled from rubble following an airstrike has been reunited with his parents.

The image of Omran Daqneesh sitting bewildered and bleeding in the back of an ambulance is making global headlines.

He was one of eight people injured by an airstrike on a rebel-held neighbourhood of Aleppo late Wednesday night.

Some people may find this footage distressing

It comes as Russia has announced it is willing to extend a ceasefire in the city.

Authorities had enforced a three-hour truce to allow aid into the besieged area - that will now be extended to 48 hours following a plea from the United Nations.

Aid workers are warning that two million people the city have nowhere to hide from bombings.

The Guardian journalist Kareem Shaheen is based in Beirut, and has some good news.

"He's OK - he only sustained injuries in his head and a few bruises from the airstrike - and he's fine now and back in his family's home," he told Newstalk Breakfast.

"He's five years old, he's as old as the Syrian war - he's probably not known a single day of peace in his life and he deserves that."