Airstrikes carried out by Bashar al-Assad's government forces have transformed Aleppo into a city of ruins. Reuters captured footage showing the city's buildings, included mosques and churches, reduced to rubble:
In order to maintain their precarious control of the city, rebels this week virtually cut off roads to Aleppo from neighboring Raqa province, severing regime supply lines, the AFP reported.
Watch Reuters' footage below:
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