Alepo Resisting a Slaughter - Siria 2013

More than 100,000 people have died in Syria since the conflict began two years ago, which has left millions displaced, hundreds of thousands of migrants, an economy in ruins. The protests, which began in March 2011, calling for democratic reforms, but were silenced by the regime of President Bashar Al-Assad and led to the civil conflict that still continues.

Aleppo is the second most populous and important city in Syria after Damascus, was the major economic and commercial center before the conflict. Now is divided into areas controlled by the rebels and others by government troops.

The streets of some neighborhoods that are under the control of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) are empty and the people took refuge in schools and mosques that became makeshift hospitals for the wounded and civilians also fled seeking refuge outside the city, while others seek refuge in the border.

The neighborhoods in the hands of the rebels, most of whom are besieged by tanks and are the scene of heavy fighting between the government army and the SLA, also suffer shortages of staples such as gas, water and bread, among others.

In struggle for control of Aleppo, civilians are the forgotten, survivors as they can. Many have returned to Aleppo, basically because there is no space in the refugee camps. They have agreed to live in the midst of explosions and fighting.

Aleppo is bleeding corpses not only innocent but also in a much older history than any memory.

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