New Yorker - The river of Martyrs (1/18)

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Civilians run past one of the many "sniper alleys" at the Bustan Al-Qasr neighborhood of Aleppo...Everyday, thousands of civilians walk over the Garage Al-Hajez crossing, a makeshift bridge that was constructed over the River of Martyrs as part of their daily commute to work, shop or sell goods in the government-controlled areas of the city (where life still maintain a semblance of normality despite daily shelling by members of the Free Syria Army). Dozens of women, children and men are shot each day by snipers holed up on the high ground of the buildings overlooking the rebel zones. Victims claim that they were shot by bullets that originated in areas under regime control.
Civilians run past one of the many "sniper alleys" at the Bustan Al-Qasr neighborhood of Aleppo...Everyday, thousands of civilians walk over the Garage Al-Hajez crossing, a makeshift bridge that was constructed over the River of Martyrs as part of their daily commute to work, shop or sell goods in the government-controlled areas of the city (where life still maintain a semblance of normality despite daily shelling by members of the Free Syria Army). Dozens of women, children and men...
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