Photos Daily Life Amid War in Aleppo (Photos)
In Aleppo, even life’s most basic tasks, like buying bread, can turn deadly. As the U.S. offers new evidence of chemical weapons used in Syria, see these photos of daily life in a hub of the rebellion.
In Aleppo, even life’s most basic tasks, like buying bread, often turn deadly. Syria’s most populous city has been consumed by civil war, and as rebel and government forces wage constant battle, civilians engage in a daily struggle to go about their lives. In these images, photojournalist Yusuf Sayman opens a window into the precarious existence of Aleppo’s residents, as trash piles high and children play amid the ruins of what was once Syria’s vibrant and bustling commercial capital.
Left, Children play soccer in a street market.
A child carries bread through a market.
In a market frequented by Aleppo's poor, residents trade used and discarded material.
Goods for sale in an Aleppo market.
With trash collection halted, waste now lines Aleppo's streets.
A street vendor selling coffee.
This street near the offices of Liwa al-Tawhid, one of Aleppo’s most formidable rebel groups, houses a newly founded Sharia court—along with the headquarters of Jabhat al-Nusra, the jihadi group aligned with al Qaeda.
A vendor advertizes watches at a market.
A street vendor cleans his hookah.
This deserted street in the Karm al-Jabal neighborhood is menaced by snipers and often targeted with airstrikes and artillery.
A residential apartment building damaged by tank fire.
Aleppo's al-Shaar district has been badly battered by the war.
Vendors selling gas. With Aleppo's gas stations out of operation, a liter of gas, which went for just eight Syrian pounds before the revolution, now goes for 165.
Children play in a destroyed buliding.
A checkpoint on one of Aleppo's main highways.
Bullet holes dot a city wall.