The battle for control over Syria's commercial capital, the city of Aleppo, arrived on July 19th, 2012 as part of the wider Syrian Civil War engulfing most regions of the country today. In the case of Aleppo, the Free Syria Army (FSA) has been engaged in a long and protracted war against superior fire-power and resources. Despite this, the FSA has managed to hold and in many cases push back the government loyalist forces in several key fronts in the city. ..A commander belonging to the Haleb... more »
Javier Manzano is an award-winning Mexican American filmmaker, director of photography and journalist best known for his coverage of Latin America and the Middle East. He has worked in over 40 countries around the world, earning him several honors including an Emmy award, two BAFTA nominations, a Pulitzer prize, the Bayeux-Calvados Normandy award for war correspondents and two World Press Photo awards among others.