"BATTLE TO DEATH"
In the wake of the Arab Spring, in March 2011 public demonstrations against President Bashar al-Assad begin in Syria. The protest aims to lead the Syrian President to implement the reforms needed to give a democratic State. The government's reaction is carried out by deploying armed forces to repress the rebellion in blood. Within a short time the clashes erupt all over the country and result in a civil war: an ongoing conflict that sees the government's forces opposed to the Free Syrian Army coalition. During July 2012, after more than a year of conflict, the bloodiest battle reaches Aleppo, the most populated Syrian city becomes a stronghold of the revolutionary forces. The battle for the conquest of the city becomes a real massacre: everyday the revolution fighters, armed only with Kalashnikov, face the loyalist army and its tanks and aircrafts. The media interest does not do justice to what has been happening for the last two years in Syria: unlike Libya, the lack of oil resources and the games of the Great Powers make the International Community just a spectator of a country who fights alone against their President. According to the United Nations, more than 60,000 people have died in Syria’s 22-month-old civil war.
A Free Syrian Army prepares himself to shoot an Rpg against President Assad's forces position in the Old City district of Aleppo.