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Aleppo Left Hungry and Damaged After Series of Airstrikes
A major supply road was destroyed after fighting between Pro-Syrian government forces and rebels, leaving thousands without food.
A series of airstrikes hit Aleppo this week and severely damaged the now closed Castello Road. As a result, many Syrians besides being injured, are also suffering with food shortages and lack of supplies.
Syria's army has extended a nationwide truce for another three days, but continued to press its campaign against rebels in the battered northern city.
Above: Smoke billows following a reported strike by pro-Syrian government forces in a rebel-held neighborhood in the northern city of Aleppo on July 12, 2016.
Syrians pick up the damage in a street in Aleppo following rocket attacks by rebels on July 11. Syrian opposition fighters launched a major assault on government-held districts of Aleppo city after the regime severed their only remaining supply route into the city.
Men carry an injured girl after an airstrike on Aleppo on July 8. The rebel half of the city has been effectively cut off for nearly a week after government forces backed by allies including Lebanon's Hezbollah advanced to within a few hundred yards of the only road into the rebel districts.
Syrians look down at the damage in a street in the ancient in Aleppo after rocket attacks by rebels on July 11, 2016.
A Syrian boy stands in front of an empty vegetable market in Aleppo on July 10.
Prices of non-perishable staple foods have tripled and fresh produce has gone up by even more, if it can be found at all. 2.2 pounds of tomatoes, which are now in season, costs at least five times more than they did before the blockade.
Syrians line up to buy bread in Aleppo on July 12.
Since mid-2012, Aleppo has been roughly divided between government control in the west and rebel control in the east, and has suffered enormous destruction in the war that has killed more than 280,000 people nationwide.
Last week, a government advance brought regime troops within firing range of the Castello Road, the only remaining supply route into the opposition-held east, effectively severing rebel neighborhoods from the outside world.
A Syrian man carries a bag with bread as people line up outside a bakery in Aleppo on July 12.
The United Nations and other aid agencies have enough food in eastern Aleppo to feed 145,000 people for one month, as 200,000-300,000 in the Syrian city are at risk of being besieged by Syrian government forces
Syrian bakers pack portions of bread as people wait in line outside a bakery in Aleppo on July 12.
With their route to the outside world cut, there is no new flour coming to the city's bakeries, and fuel to light their ovens is also now hard to find.
A boy arranges bread in the rebel held al-Shaar, Aleppo on July 14.
The president of the city council for opposition-held Aleppo told Reuters that the council had stockpiled flour, wheat, fuel, sugar and rice, and residents were being urged to adapt to the new situation. Opposition authorities were also trying to find alternative ways to supply the rebel-held zone, he said.
Syrian girls carry bags with bread as people line up outside a bakery in Aleppo on July 12.
A boy stands at a site hit by a barrel bomb in the rebel held area of Aleppo, Syria on July 11.