New Yorker - The river of Martyrs (13/18)

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A Free Syria Army sniper mans his position near the Garage Al-Hajez crossing in the Bustan Al-Qasr neighborhood of rebel-controlled Aleppo. At this site thousands of civilians who live in the Free Syria Army side of the city travel to the regime areas to work everyday (or to seek employment). During their daily commute, men, women and children walk over a makeshift bridge that was constructed over the canal in order 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 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.
A Free Syria Army sniper mans his position near the Garage Al-Hajez crossing in the Bustan Al-Qasr neighborhood of rebel-controlled Aleppo. At this site thousands of civilians who live in the Free Syria Army side of the city travel to the regime areas to work everyday (or to seek employment). During their daily commute, men, women and children walk over a makeshift bridge that was constructed over the canal in order to work, shop or sell goods in the government-controlled areas of the city...
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