Smoke and fire (seen in the distance) rises from the Masaken Hanano and Bustan Al-Basha neighbhorhoods as fighting continues through the night. In the rebel-controlled areas of Aleppo, electricity, cellphone and internet lines have been cut for the 9th consecutive day. The Assad government claims that the rebels are responsible for the blackout. In the case of the internet, activists claim that this is technically impossible, since the Free Syria Army is not capable to cut all internet... 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.