The Battle For Aleppo

While the world is enjoying the Olympic Games in London, the people of Aleppo in Syria are not so lucky. They are under constant bombardment from Syrian troops. Isn’t it about time the international community took it’s head out off the sand and stepped in to remove Assad from power? [27 photos total]

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Rebel fighter Mahmoud Al-Ghandour, whom opposition say was killed while fighting with forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, poses in front of a burning tank near Aleppo (HANDOUT/REUTERS) #
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A Syrian rebel flashes a victory sign as he drives past a graffiti in Attarib, on the outskirts of Aleppo province (ZOHRA BENSEMRA/REUTERS) #
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A member of the Free Syrian Army carries ammunition as he prepares for their patrol in Attarib, on the outskirts of Aleppo province (ZOHRA BENSEMRA/REUTERS) #
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Free Syrian Army members patrol Attarib, on the outskirts of Aleppo province (ZOHRA BENSEMRA/REUTERS) #
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A member of the Free Syrian Army carries an injured civilian after shelling by forces loyal to President Bashar Al-Assad in Aleppo (ZOHRA BENSEMRA/REUTERS) #
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A member of the Free Syrian Army aims his weapon in Aleppo (ZOHRA BENSEMRA/REUTERS) #
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Members of the Free Syrian Army react after hearing shelling in the vicinity by forces loyal to President Assad in Aleppo (ZOHRA BENSEMRA/REUTERS) #
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Smoke rises between buildings after shelling by forces loyal to President Assad in Aleppo (ZOHRA BENSEMRA/REUTERS) #
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Members of the Free Syrian Army rest in Aleppo (ZOHRA BENSEMRA/REUTERS) #
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Member of Free Syrian Army carries his injured comrade after they evacuated him from Aleppo, on the outskirts of Idlib province (ZOHRA BENSEMRA/REUTERS) #
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A man carries belongings from his shop destroyed by shelling from forces loyal to Syrian President Assad in downtown Aleppo (GORAN TOMASEVIC/REUTERS) #
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A woman walks through rubble from a building destroyed by shelling from forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad in downtown Aleppo (GORAN TOMASEVIC/REUTERS) #
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A Free Syrian Army fighter holds his RPG during a fight with forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad in downtown Aleppo (GORAN TOMASEVIC/REUTERS) #
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A young Free Syrian Army fighter rests on a school bench on a street in downtown Aleppo (GORAN TOMASEVIC/REUTERS) #
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A man looks at a destroyed Syrian Army tank in Azaz (GORAN TOMASEVIC/REUTERS) #
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A boy plays with an AK-47 rifle owned by his father in Azaz (GORAN TOMASEVIC/REUTERS) #
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A Free Syrian Army fighter reacts after his friend was shot by Syrian Army soldiers during clashes in Salah al-Din neighbourhood in central Aleppo (GORAN TOMASEVIC/REUTERS) #
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Free Syrian Army fighters reload rifle magazines during clashes with Syrian Army in the Salah al-Din neighbourhood of central Aleppo (GORAN TOMASEVIC/REUTERS) #
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Smoke rises over the Salah al-Din neighbourhood in central Aleppo during clashes between Free Syrian Army fighters and Syrian Army soldiers (GORAN TOMASEVIC/REUTERS) #
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Free Syrian Army fighters help to a fighter shot by Syrian Army soldiers during clashes in the Salah al-Din neighbourhood of central Aleppo (GORAN TOMASEVIC/REUTERS) #
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A Free Syrian Army fighter holds his rifle as he walks through an apartment destroyed by a tank shell during clashes with Syrian Army soldiers in the Salah al- Din neighbourhood in central Aleppo (GORAN TOMASEVIC/REUTERS) #
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A Syrian Army tank is seen from Salah al-Din neighbourhood in central Aleppo (GORAN TOMASEVIC/REUTERS) #
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Free Syrian Army fighters fire their rifles during clashes with Syrian Army soldiers in the Salah al- Din neighbourhood of central Aleppo (GORAN TOMASEVIC/REUTERS) #
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A Free Syrian Army fighter walks through dust and smoke after Syrian Army tank shell exploded in the Salah al- Din neighborhood of central Aleppo (GORAN TOMASEVIC/REUTERS) #
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A Free Syrian Army fighter runs after a Syrian Army tank shell exploded in the Salah al- Din neighbourhood of central Aleppo (GORAN TOMASEVIC/REUTERS) #
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A Free Syrian Army fighter holds his rifle after a Syrian Army tank shell exploded in the Salah al- Din neighbourhood of central Aleppo (GORAN TOMASEVIC/REUTERS) #
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A Free Syrian Army fighter holds a shotgun in central Aleppo (GORAN TOMASEVIC/REUTERS) #

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