Aleppo in ruins

Footage shows Syria's largest city reduced to rubble


Natasha Lennard
December 1, 2012 2:55AM (UTC)

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.

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Watch Reuters' footage below:

 


Natasha Lennard

Natasha Lennard is an assistant news editor at Salon, covering non-electoral politics, general news and rabble-rousing. Follow her on Twitter @natashalennard, email nlennard@salon.com.

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