videos and photos
October 26-31, 2014
Intense combat footage shows Islamic Front and Free Syrian Army forces battling the Syrian Army in Aleppo using captured tanks. The Islamic Front and the FSA are the primary factions in control of rebel held Aleppo, including key parts of the battered old city.
"We have been in this Mosque for over a year and it is very precious to us as it is one of the great Islamic sites. We are defending it against the horrible regime [of Bashar al-Assad] that shells and bombs without considering the people or the religious sites. We are still defending our city. We follow orders to take down the regime and the president, and then liberate ourselves. We are still hanging on, trying to maintain what is left of Aleppo. With God's help, we will hopefully be liberated from this regime."
Shot 1: Fighters from the FSA and the Islamic Front defending an attack by the regime at the frontline of Sifat
Shot 2: Clashes between the regime and the rebels in Handarat
Shot 3: Clashes between the rebels and the regime
Shot 4: Shot of the Citadel of Aleppo, that is under the control of the regime
Shot 5: Military group commander in the old town of Aleppo and the guard of the Ummayad Mosque in Aleppo
October 26-31, 2014
Aleppo (Opposition Held), Syria
As the war in Syria continues, civilians in Aleppo, the country's largest city, focus on daily survival. Children wait in lines at public soup kitchens, a man draws water from a broken water main in a bomb crater, and shops are open for business amidst the rubble.
Shot 1: Sunset over the neighbourhoods in Aleppo under the control of the regime
Shot 2: Children: Daily life in the neighbourhood of Al Chaar (under the control of the rebels)
Shot 3: Daily life in Al Chaar neighbourhood
Shot 4: Water shortage crisis in the neighbourhoods of old Aleppo, under the control of the rebels
Shot 5: Workers trying to bring back the electricity in the neighbourhoods of Al Chaar, Salah Ed Din and other old neighbourhoods
Shot 6: NGOs giving food for the families in the neighbourhoods of the old city of Aleppo
Shot 7: The destruction in Al Maadi neighbourhood after being hit with barrels
Shot 8: Life in the markets of Aleppo