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Abu Dara, a Kurdish Free Syria Army soldier belonging to the Liwa Salahadeen takes a moment to rest at his base in the besieged neighborhood of Karmel Jabl. A quote from Leo Tolstoy, written by Abu Dara describes the feeling of many of the soldiers in this city, as the battle for control of Aleppo enters it's 5th month. Abu Dara was a music student in Aleppo before the war erupted in this commercial city. Aleppo 12/06/2012..©Javier Manzano