© The Financial Times Ltd 2015 FT and 'Financial Times' are trademarks of The Financial Times Ltd.
A woman carries a child as she walks past a boy selling yogurt along a street in Aleppo’s Bab al-Hadeed district on Wdnesday
Participants compete in a running race along a street in Aleppo’s Bustan al-Qasr neighbourhood, a rebel-controlled area on Tuesday.
Rebel fighters carry their weapons as they move towards their positions at the frontline against forces loyal to Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad in Maysaloun neighborhood in the old city of Aleppo on Monday
A rebel fighter runs through dust towards an area damaged by what activists said were barrel bombs dropped by warplanes loyal to Syria‘s President Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo’s al-Shaar neighbuorhood.
A man carries an injured child after what activists said were barrel bombs were dropped by forces of Syria’s President Bashar Al-Assad in Aleppo’s al-Saliheen district, on Friday.
A Syrian man collects vegetables from a vegetable patch locals grew at the site where a barrel bomb hit a sewage pipe in the Baedeen neighbourhood of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo
An injured man reacts at a damaged site hit by what activists said were two barrel bombs thrown by forces loyal to Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad in the Qadi Askar district of Aleppo. Syria.
A boy sits on a sofa along a street in the Al-Fardous neighbourhood of Aleppo
A man carries two girls covered with dust following a reported air strike by government forces in the northern city of Aleppo, Syria.
The Syrian Civil Defence rescues a man from under some rubble after a reported barrel-bomb attack by government forces in the Qadi Askar area in the northern city of Aleppo. The opposition Syrian National Coalition said on Sunday that regime forces were preparing to attack rebel-held areas of Aleppo.
Rescuers carry a body after Syria government helicopters on Monday allegedly dropped barrel bombs on the Sukkari neighbourhood, an opposition-held district in the northern city of Aleppo
A man holds a boy who survived what activists said was an airstrike by forces loyal to Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad, in the al-Shaar neighbourhood of Aleppo
A Syrian woman comforts her children after their house in the Sahour nieghbourhood of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo was bombed on Wednesday. Once home to some 2.5 million residents and considered Syria’s economic powerhouse, Aleppo has been divided between government and opposition control since shortly after fighting there began in 2012.
Children carry buckets of water in a rebel-held area in Aleppo on Monday
A Syrian woman and two children walk past heavily damaged buildings on Wednesday in the northern city of Aleppo
A man is comforted by a rescue worker and others following a reported air strike by government forces in which a fellow rescue worker was killed on Tuesday in the northern city of Aleppo. More than 140,000 people have been killed in Syria since the start of a March 2011 uprising against the Assad family’s 40-year rule
A Syrian man evacuates a child found in the rubble of a building reportedly hit by an explosives-filled barrel dropped by a government forces helicopter in Aleppo. Iran’s foreign minister that Tehran is “ready to help any logical attempts” to end the Syrian conflict, during a visit by UN-Arab League envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi.
An emergency worker attempts to extinguish a fire following a reported air strike by Syrian government forces on Friday during prayers in the Sukkari neighbourhood of the northern city of Aleppo. More than 140,000 people have been killed in Syria since the start of the March 2011 uprising against the Assad family’s 40-year rule.