A fighter with the Free Syria Army fires his weapon during heavy clashes with government forces in Aleppo’s Izza neighborhood, on September 9, 2012.
Photo by Zac Baillie/AFP/Getty Images
Warfare and chaos have come to the ancient streets of Aleppo, Syria’s largest city. Rebel groups battling Syrian government forces moved into the metropolis in recent weeks, in an effort to liberate it from the control of Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad. Fierce street battles and air attacks followed, leaving behind a shattered city, strewn with charred rubble and bodies in many places.