Aleppo Souq. Lorenzo Tugnoli/Washington Post.
Aleppo Souq. Lorenzo Tugnoli for the Washington Post.

The Aleppo Weekly- March 29-April 4

by The Aleppo Project on April 4, 2016

The Washington Post’s Loveday Morris reported on the ‘stunning devastation’ inside Aleppo’s souqs.

The Conflict

Aleppo From Above. BBC. Mohamed Madi/TheAleppoProject

Aleppo From Above. BBC. Mohamed Madi.

Drone footage shows Aleppo’s destruction from above.

Al Eis. Halab Today TV/TheAleppoProject

Al Ees. Halab Today TV.

Rebels, including Jabhat an-Nusra, captured al-Ees and other towns from regime forces in the southern countryside.

Rebels in the northern countryside liberated al-Kamaliyeh, Tal Battal and Karakik from ISIS.

Aleppo province-Kurdish forces fighting Islamic State. BBC/TheAleppoProject

Aleppo province-Kurdish forces. BBC.

The BBC reported from inside Aleppo province about Kurdish forces fighting the Islamic State.

Life in the City

General Committee for Youth in Syria

General Committee for Youth in Syria

The opposition General Committee for Youth in Syria held a sports and martial arts event with 50 male and female participants in Seif ad-Dauleh district.

The Breadway theatrical group performed the “Arab Party at the Time of Freedom” in eastern Aleppo. The play depicts situations where certain personalities and groups try to hijack the social movement. Both men and women participated, in a city still considered one of the most dangerous in the world.

Refugees from Aleppo



Shehab, from Aleppo, is one of 70 Syrians in Turkey studying on German government-funded Albert Einstein German Academic Refugee Initiative Fund scholarships. He is a second year health sciences student at Hacettepe University in Ankara.


Kerim plays in temporary German housing. Dyab/AlJazeera.

The refugee crisis through the eyes of refugees–Photographer Kevin McElvaney provided refugees with disposable cameras as part of the #refugeecameras project to document their journeys from Turkey to Europe. Aleppian Dyab photographed his son Kerim at their new temporary room in Germany.

AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda/TheAleppoProject

8 yr. old Aleppian Shaharzad Hassan “Refugee Family.” Idomeni, 11 March 2016. AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda.

In ‘harsh truths behind child refugees fleeing war – alone,’ a Greek police officer said that more unaccompanied minors are traveling from Turkey to Greece because parents can only afford to send one family member. Parents hope that the child will send for the rest of the family.

Mustafa Goes for a Walk is the the third of UNICEF’s ‘Unfairy Tales.’ The series of animated films chronicle the journeys of three Syrian refugee children.


The Directorate-General of Antiquities and Museums is working with French architectural firm ICONEM to create 3D models of Syrian cultural heritage, including the Bel Temple.

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