The United States has suspended all non-lethal aid to Syria after the hardline Islamic Front seized control of the headquarters of the U.S.-friendly Supreme Military Council, a U.S. spokesman in Ankara said. According to the U.S. armed forces code, non-lethal aid generally consists of communications equipment, medical supplies, intelligence assistance, and body armor. The Islamic Front, a union of six rebel groups, also took control of the Free Syrian Army bases at Bab al-Hawa near Syria’s border with Turkey on Friday. Turkey closed its border crossing at the Hatay province after reports of increased clashes on the Syrian side.
In this episode of The Daily Beast’s ‘Darkroom,’ a Free Syrian Army fighter rests in the old city of Aleppo, a snapshot of humanity in the midst of a savage civil war.