The frontline of the Syrian civil war runs right through the center of Aleppo, a totally devastated city.
A new U.S.-Russian agreement to end the violence in Syria, included a cease-fire on September 12, 2016 that lasted barely a week. Russian and Syrian warplanes and troops have been hammering Syria’s largest city, Aleppo since. The cease-fire was supposed to let humanitarian aid reach them, but the main delivery route into Aleppo has been a battle ground for months.
The civil war has claimed the lives of more than 400,000 people, 41,000 of them children.
Photo: Syrian men carrying babies make their way through the rubble of destroyed buildings following a reported air strike on the rebel-held Salihin neighborhood of the northern city of Aleppo, on September 11, 2016.
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