The Assault on Aleppo: Photos and Tweets From the Ground

Residents of Aleppo fled Thursday as Syrian forces gathered on the outskirts of the town, preparing to taking on the rebels who have established strongholds in its neighborhoods. Even before the assault began, clashes broke out in the streets, leaving several dead and hospitals begging for blood donations. Below, The Daily Beast collects some of the heartbreaking photos being shared from the country on Twitter. (Warning: graphic content.)

07.26.12 5:55 PM ET