THE war in Syria has been described as the deadliest conflict of the 21st century.
But it’s the before and after pictures in the Old City of Aleppo, a UNESCO World Heritage site, that have painted the extent of the catastrophic death and destruction.
Aleppo, one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world, has been all but obliterated by barrel bombs, bullets, chemical attacks and air strikes in the war. While Syrians fight for their lives to escape the city once known as the cradle of civilisation, many photographers have stayed to ensure the world bares witness to the razing of Aleppo.
More than 300,000 Syrians have been killed in the armed conflict which started with anti-government protests before escalating into a full-scale civil war on July 19, 2012.