A man and three boys, covered with dust, sit in a state of shock following a reported air strike attack by government forces on the Hanano district of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo.
A child stands amid the rubble of damaged buildings at a site hit by what activists said was a barrel bomb dropped by forces loyal to Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad, in Masaken Hanano, Aleppo
Free Syrian Army fighters prepare mortar shells before launching them towards forces loyal to Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo
Residents carry an injured man that survived shelling after what activists said was an air strike from forces loyal to Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad in the Takeek Al-Bab area of Aleppo.
A rebel fighter cleans his weapon as two of his comrades look on in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo. Syrian rebels have agreed a ceasefire with Al-Qaeda loyalists after bitter fighting for a key border town, a monitoring group said on Friday, as the opposition condemned the jihadist assault.
A member of the Shohadaa Badr Brigade, which operates under the Free Syrian Army, sits on a bed in Ashrafieh in Aleppo, Syria
A suspected Syrian soldier is captured by Free Syrian Army fighters during what the FSA says is an offensive against forces loyal to Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad, in Qobtan village in Aleppo on Thursday.
A boy carries eggs as he walks at the Karaj al-Hajez crossing, a passageway separating Aleppo’s Bustan al-Qasr, which is under the rebels’ control, and the Al-Masharqa neighbourhood in Syria, an area controlled by the Assad regime
A Free Syrian Army fighter uses a mirror to monitor the movements of the forces loyal to Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo’s Qastal al-Harami neighbourhood
A girl holds up a gun with Syrian Army fighters in Aleppo, Syria
A Free Syrian Army fighter washes himself before the time for iftar, or breaking fast, during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan in Aleppo’s Karm al-Jabal district
A youth dives into a swimming pool as people enjoy a day out in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on Friday. The new head of the Syrian National Coalition Ahmad Jarba has backed UN chief Ban Ki-moon’s call for a truce during the holy month of Ramadan, when Muslims the world over gather with their families over festive meals after sunset to break the dawn-to-dusk fast.
A Free Syrian Army fighter sits on a chair as he holds his weapon inside the Grand Umayyad mosque in Aleppo
Syrian rebel fighter Abu Al Dardaa walks towards the front-line as rebels attack regular Syrian army areas in the Salaheddine neighborhood of Aleppo on Monday. Syria’s rebel prime minister Ghassan Hitto announced his resignation, nearly four months after his appointment and having failed to form a government
A Free Syrian Army fighter relaxes on a sofa in the old city of Aleppo, Syria on Wednesday
Abu al-Taib, leader of Ahbab Al-Mustafa Battalion, during a military training for female fighters in a mosque in the Seif El Dawla neighbourhood in Aleppo on Tuesday
A Free Syrian Army fighter dives into a swimming pool inside a house in the old city of Aleppo, Syria, on Monday
Members of Sheikh Ali Khatib’s battalion hold up their weapons as they dance in Aleppo near Hanano Barracks, which is controlled by forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
A member of the Free Syrian Army aims his weapon as he takes up a defensive position inside a building in Aleppo’s al-Sayyid Ali neighbourhood, on Tuesday
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Forces loyal to Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad carry their weapons as they move during what they said was an operation to push rebels from the road between the Al-Safira area and the Aleppo International Airport.