Fighting Continues in Aleppo, Syria

 

This moving and somehow eerily beautiful photo essay from The Atlantic shows the devastation the ongoing civil war has wrought on the formerly majestic northern city of Aleppo.

 

 

 

Many of the images remind me of Sarajevo in Bosnia from the height of the civil war there.  Urban fighting always impacts everyone, no matter who they are.  Rebels in Syria- I am reluctant to use the term ‘Free Syrian Army’ as it is unclear what that exactly constitutes right now- are using small arms to fight against the main Syrian military, a military that includes heavy artillery and Soviet-era fighter jets.

 

 

 

See more at The Atlantic

 

 

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