In Aleppo, Syria’s largest city, a kebab vendor works in the midst of a destroyed building. As Syria’s war rages on, Aleppo is a city under gradual demolition, with a shrinking civilian population struggling to survive.
Children gather at the grave of their father, who was killed recently. “Every day we see the names of the dead scrolling across the TV screen; they’ve just become numbers,"one man said.
A makeshift gas station provides different varieties of fuel.
Motorists check out a vehicle damaged in an explosion. Helicopter attacks day and night, coupled with poundings by warplanes and artillery as well as regular clashes between Syrian government and rebel forces, have transformed Aleppo, a once-vibrant commercial hub, into one with entire neighborhoods deserted. (Raja Abdulrahim)
For more than three months, Aleppo’s opposition-held neighborhoods and surrounding suburbs have been terrorized nearly daily by barrel bombs unleashed from helicopters. The bombs, TNT-filled oil drums that can level buildings, have killed more than 2,000 people, activists estimate. (Raja Abdulrahim)