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Dirar Khattab on “Death of Aleppo”

by The Aleppo Project on October 18, 2016

Dirar Khattab worked as the executive producer of the Al Jazeera documentary “Death of Aleppo.” “Death of Aleppo” is a film that captures the scale of human suffering and destruction in the historic city; and also the resilience of its citizens who battle daily chaos and uncertainty at home.

Watch “Death of Aleppo”: https://youtu.be/rIfscgdRhbk

This interview was filmed during the CEU School of Public Policy’s 2016 annual conference “the view from here: artists // public policy.”

More about SPP: https://spp.ceu.edu/annual-conference

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The Aleppo ProjectDirar Khattab on “Death of Aleppo”
Castello Road. Late June 2016. Photo: Dr. Zaher Sahloul/LA Times

Aleppo Under Siege

by The Aleppo Project on July 19, 2016

We now know the pattern of besiegement in Syria and so we know what is to come in Aleppo. Government forces surround an area of a city and cut off all food and supplies. The population weakens and thins, the elderly dying first and then next the children, often from water-borne diseases. The United Nations stands by, failing again in its humanitarian obligations through its obsequiousness to a government whose crimes long ago stripped it of any legitimacy. The West and Russia can drop bombs but not food. Support cannot go to those who might be able to break the siege because of their ideology; instead it just sloshes into a corrupt morass outside the country. Statements are issued and ignored. 2139. 2165. 2191. 2254. 2258. These are the numbers of the United Nations Security Council resolutions that are brushed off by Assad.

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The Syrian conflict: Aleppo’s volunteers

by The Aleppo Project on March 17, 2016

 

Syria’s frontlines have become the world’s most dangerous areas, forcing millions to leave their homes. But some people in the city of Aleppo refuse to go. They’ve taken up voluntary relief work, to help the casualties of war.

AlJazeera, March 16, 2016

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Electricity 'Operations Room' in rebel-held Aleppo. Photo: Karam al-Masri, CNN

Aleppo Weekly February 8-14

by The Aleppo Project on February 15, 2016

The State of the Conflict

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Heavy Russian and government airstrikes in the city and northern countryside, a Kurdish advance towards Tal Rifaat, countryside advances by government and allied forces and opposition shelling of western Aleppo killed, injured, and displaced numerous civilians. These attacks also damaged infrastructure, including the thermal station east of Aleppo that generates electricity for the city and an MSF-sponsored hospital in Azaz. Few Aleppians and Syria watchers believe a newly announced cessation of hostilities would take hold and stop the airstrikes, killing and destruction.

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The Aleppo ProjectAleppo Weekly February 8-14
Bab as-Salameh Border Crossing. Photo: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Aleppo Weekly February 1-7

by The Aleppo Project on February 9, 2016

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After months of ‘dynamic stalemate,’ the military situation to the north of Aleppo city shifted dramatically over the past few weeks. Government and allied forces took control of strategic towns on the Aleppo-Gaziantep road, disconnecting eastern Aleppo city from the northern countryside and Turkey. The city is still connected with Turkey through the Bab al-Hawa border crossing in the western part of Idlib province.

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Photo by Ed Brambley

December 14-20

by The Aleppo Project on December 21, 2015

The Aleppo Weekly is a compilation of what CCNR staff found to be the week’s most compelling stories, images, videos, and other resources that provide information about the life in the Syrian city, analyze the conflict that is destroying it, and help residents plan for their future. The weekly follows topics of interest to the Center’s researchers, and has a special focus on those displaced from the city and others whose voices are rarely heard when it comes to peacemaking or reconstruction.

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November 16-22

by The Aleppo Project on November 23, 2015

The Aleppo Weekly is a compilation of what CCNR staff found to be the week’s most compelling stories, images, videos, and other resources that provide information about the life in the Syrian city, analyze the conflict that is destroying it, and help residents plan for their future. The weekly follows topics of interest to the Center’s researchers, and has a special focus on those displaced from the city and others whose voices are rarely heard when it comes to peacemaking or reconstruction.

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The Aleppo ProjectNovember 16-22
Photo by Ed Brambley

November 2-8

by The Aleppo Project on November 10, 2015

The Aleppo Weekly is a compilation of what the Center for Conflict, Negotiation and Recovery staff found to be the week’s most compelling stories, images, videos, and other resources that provide information about life in the Syrian city, analyze the conflict that is destroying it, and help residents plan for their future. The weekly follows topics of interest to the Center’s researchers, and has a special focus on those displaced from the city and others whose voices are rarely heard when it comes to peacemaking or reconstruction.

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October 26 – November 1

by The Aleppo Project on November 2, 2015

The Aleppo Weekly is a compilation of what the Center for Conflict, Negotiation and Recovery staff found to be the week’s most compelling stories, images, videos, and other resources that provide information about life in the Syrian city, analyze the conflict that is destroying it, and help residents plan for their future. The weekly follows topics of interest to the Center’s researchers, and has a special focus on those displaced from the city and others whose voices are rarely heard when it comes to peacemaking or reconstruction

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The Aleppo ProjectOctober 26 – November 1