Aleppo: how it was and what became

Aleppo: how it was and what became

December 14, 2016

Aleppo is one of the most ancient cities in the world, which was settled already, most likely, by the 6th millennium BC. The city has a significant place in history, as it is located on the Great Silk Road.00

But in 2012, war and chaos came to the ancient streets of Aleppo. The fierce street battles and air attacks that continue to leave leave behind the wreckage of the most ancient city in the world.

Let's see what Aleppo looked like before the war, and how it looks now.

1. More recently, Aleppo lived a quiet life. This is the Great Mosque of Aleppo, which, along with the old market adjacent to it, are on the UNESCO World Heritage List, 2010. (Photo by Khalil Ashawi | Reuters):01

2. In another way, it is called the Umayyad Mosque of Aleppo (Masjid al-Umayya bi Khalab) and is the largest and oldest mosque of the city of Aleppo in Syria. (Photo by Khalil Ashawi | Reuters):

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3. The Aleppo Citadel, located in the center of Aleppo in the north of Syria, 2009. The most significant role of the fortress had at the time of the Crusades. (Photo by Khalil Ashawi | Reuters):03

4. Church in Aleppo, December 2009. (Photo by Khalil Ashawi | Reuters):04

5. 2010 More recently, hotels worked in Aleppo ... (Photo by Khalil Ashawi | Reuters):05

6. ... cafes and restaurants (2009).(Photo by Khalil Ashawi | Reuters):06

7. The city was beautifully highlighted at night (2010) ... (Photo by Khalil Ashawi | Reuters):07

8. .... Worked the malls (2009). (Photo by Khalil Ashawi | Reuters):08

9. In general, everything was fine.09

10. But recently, big politics came here and destroyed everything. In 2012, during the Civil War in Syria, the city became the scene of fierce fighting between militants on the one hand and government forces on the other.

One of the oldest cities in the world in a few years turned into ruins. (Photo by George Ourfalian):10

11. So Aleppo looks now. It is difficult to say who, when and at whose expense all this will recover. (Photo by George Ourfalian):11

12. At the beginning of February 2016, according to the Syrian Center for Political Studies (SCPR), the number of deaths among the Syrian population, directly or indirectly caused by the war, reaches 470 thousand people, which is twice as much as the UN estimates.12

13. This is the Aleppo Citadel, which is surprisingly not yet completely destroyed. Compare with the 3rd shot. (Photo by George Ourfalian):13

14. A government soldier at the historic fortress in the Bab al-Hadid area in the Old City of Aleppo. (Photo by George Ourfalian):14

15. Barricades in the Old City of Aleppo. (Photo by George Ourfalian):15

16. In the Russian Center for Reconciliation of the warring parties in Syria, they said that the Syrian army already controls 95% of the city’s territory and is ready to declare its victory.

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