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Bustan al-Qasr Souq. Aleppo. 12 May 2016. Photo: Mahmoud Sandeh.

The Aleppo Weekly, May 10-16

by The Aleppo Project on May 16, 2016

The relentless pummelling of Sheikh Maqsoud has devastated the lives of civilians in the area. A wide array of armed groups from the Fatah Halab coalition has launched what appear to be repeated indiscriminate attacks that may amount to war crimes,” Magdalena Mughrabi, Amnesty International.

Syrian Voices

Channel 4 broadcast Children of the Frontline: The Escape, a documentary following the war through the eyes of four siblings from Aleppo. Filmmaker Marcel Mettelsiefen spoke to CNN’s Christian Amanpour about the film and the family’s amazing story.

Istanbul Sweat Shop. CBSNews.

Istanbul Sweat Shop. CBSNews.

CBS News filmed Syrian refugee children working in Istanbul sweatshops.

Tariq al-Bab. 30 April 2016. Photo: Abdalrhman Ismail/Reuters

Tariq al-Bab. 30 April 2016. Photo: Abdalrhman Ismail/Reuters

“You work in such a dangerous place for a long enough time, then your chances of dying increase. It’s even harder when you have a family, when people depend on you.” Aleppian neurosurgeon Dr. Rami Kalazi.

Documenting the Conflict

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The Aleppo Project published the Aleppo Conflict Timeline.

Human rights activists in Syria launched the Syrian Archive “dedicated to preserving open source documentation relating to human rights violations and other crimes committed by all sides during the conflict.”

Cultural Heritage

Palmyra. REUTERS/SANA

Palmyra. REUTERS/SANA

UNESCO steps in to protect what’s left of Syria’s Palmyra.

The Aleppo ProjectThe Aleppo Weekly, May 10-16

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