Heartbreaking Syria footage shows two young boys mourn the death of their brother

, 12:46 PM IST

Heartbreaking footage from Syria shows two dust-covered boys racked with sobs and desperately clinging to each other after they learn their brother has died in an airstrike.

A horrific barrel bomb attack on Wednesday by Syrian government forces left a total of 15 people dead in the Aleppo suburb of Bab al-Nairab, tearing families apart.

The brothers wrap their arms around each other as they wail loudly, their faces creased in pain as they mourn their sibling – their suffering raw and heartrending.