The @noorimages photographer @sebastianliste took this photo of Al-Hatab Square, once one of the prettier spots in Aleppo’s Old City, while on assignment for @nytmag in #Syria. When he and the @nytmag writer Robert F. Worth visited #Aleppo recently, parts of the city were unrecognizable. “I almost stepped on an unexploded Turkish gas bomb surrounded by yellow spring flowers,” Robert writes of the scene pictured here. “On the square’s edges, half the buildings were destroyed. It was hard to believe this was once an orderly urban setting, lined with restaurants and hotels.” In the U.S., the drawn-out siege of #Aleppo — where the Syrian regime and its Russian allies repeatedly bombed hospitals and civilian areas — was widely deplored as a war crime. Some said the refusal to intervene was a defining moral failure of the Obama administration. On the other side, regime supporters saw only the rebels’ atrocities and their manipulation of civilians for propaganda. The “fall” of Aleppo, they said, was really the “liberation” of a city from terrorist rule, and a sign that Assad had all but won the civil war. “Both portraits are false and self-serving,” Robert writes. As Syria adjusts to a new reality, a complicated new picture of the conflict is emerging. Visit the link in our profile to read more. cc nytimes
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