On a street in the Syrian city of Aleppo three decommissioned buses are turned upright to protect people from snipers, a symbol of how dangerous life is in the bombed-out city.
Both extremist Islamists and "rebels" with support by the West are fighting against the Syrian government forces in the city, and the buses are set so to protect the local population against snipers, AFP reports.
The Syrian civil war is now in its fifth year. Aleppo is Syria's most populous city, and is badly affected by the war. The UN has been trying to negotiate a temporary ceasefire in the city, but the UN special envoy to Syria, Staffan de Mistura, on March 1st had realize that there was no hope of such a thing.
- We refuse to meet with Staffan de Mistura as long as there do not exist a fundamental and comprehensive solution to the conflict in Syria, by President Bashar al-Assad and his chief of staff resigns and the war criminals are prosecuted, said Aleppo Revolutionary Council, one of the Jihadist groups, in a statement.
200 000 people have been killed since the war started, and more than one third of the country's 22 million inhabitants have been displaced from their homes, writes the Washington Post.
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