REDUCED TO RUBBLE: ALEPPO SCHOOLS & HOSPITALS - Editor's Picks 29 Nov 2012

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29 Nov 2012 00:00

A few short blocks from Dar al Shifaa hospital, destroyed just last week, an Aleppo school was also targeted by government forces, reducing the area to rubble in the early dawn.

Zachariah, a volunteer at the hospital told the photographer last October, "Even in the middle of death, happiness can still rise," in reference to his upcoming wedding with Bushra. The two had been married for about two weeks when she was killed. Now he spends his days alone in the ruins of the hospital, mourning his wife.

Fleeing ongoing violence, the sheer numbers of Syrian refugees have prompted Lebanon to request help from the UN to care for the displaced people.

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Early Morning Bombing In Aleppo
Aleppo, Syria
By Jean Carrere
28 Nov 2012

An FSA fighter walks around the crater left by a government airstrike. In the background, a damaged school - the original target.

A syrian aircraft hit a local school twice at 6am on 29/11, dealing great damages to the facility, and disturbing the peace that was slowly coming back to the neighborhood. The school is located three blocks east of the now destroyed Dar al-Shifaa hospital, which was hit by an airstrike that caused more than 35 deaths on 22/11. So far no casualties were reported.

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Destroyed Aleppo Field Hospital - Dar...
Dar al Shifaa, Aleppo, Syria
By Jean Carrere
28 Nov 2012

A former doctor and a volunteer from the destroyed hospital look through the rubble of what was the main emergency operating room in order to find personal belongings like wallets and identification.

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Destroyed Aleppo Field Hospital - Dar...
Dar al Shifaa, Aleppo, Syria
By Jean Carrere
28 Nov 2012

When I met him for the first time in late October, Zachariah told me that "Even in the middle of death, happiness can still rise," in reference to his upcoming wedding with Bushra. The two had been married for about two weeks when she was killed. Now, he spends almost everyday alone in the ruins of the hospital, mourning his wife.