Syrians flee broken Aleppo as army closes in
Syrians flee broken Aleppo as army closes in

Minutes after the barrel bomb eviscerated the crowded market, those still alive had to contend with matters of survival — and collecting what little remained of the dead. A woman with tired eyes walked away cradling a bottle of water and a few onions like she would a baby. Her black abaya was almost gray from the dust and pulverized concrete. Behind her, her son held a small grocery bag full of the little they had bought before the oil drum filled with TNT killed at least 15 people. "Oh my God!" a man on a motorcycle said as he stopped near a destroyed fried chicken restaurant. His shock wasn't over the human wreckage, but something more pragmatic in a city...