Ghost town: how the war changed Aleppo

The afternoon of September 29 held a regular open meeting of the UN security Council on the humanitarian situation in Syria. After September 19, the Syrian army has announced its withdrawal from the ceasefire, the situation in Aleppo, which is controlled by the opposition, seriously deteriorated. According to representatives of the rebel Free Syrian army, strikes were the most intense in recent months. Information on the exact number of victims in the recent attacks there. Aware of the fact that the air strikes had destroyed a water tower and one of the branches of the main city hospital.

Representatives of the foreign Ministry of France, great Britain and the United States described the situation in Aleppo a “war crime” and “the largest humanitarian catastrophe,” and the Pope called for the protection of the civilian population and has predicted that participants in the bombing of the city “answer before God”.

The evening of 19 September, the Syrian monitoring centre for human rights reported that in the city of Aleppo that is under rebel control, and nearby villages were attacked. The day before that under fire hit a convoy of the joint humanitarian assistance of the UN and the Syrian branch of the red Crescent society (red cross). Killing about 20 civilians and an employee of the organization. Who is attacked is unknown. At the same time, the government army clashed with the militants “Jabhat Fatah al-sham” (the former “Dzhabhat EN-Nusra”, banned in Russia) to Aleppo. The city faced the largest over the past months the humanitarian crisis.