Forced underground: Aleppo’s civilians flee relentless aerial bombardment

Photo: © Amnesty International (Photo: Khalil Hajjar)

Sheer terror and unbearable suffering has forced many civilians in Aleppo to eke out an existence underground to escape the relentless aerial bombardment of opposition-held areas by government forces, according to a new report published by Amnesty International today.

Amnesty International commissioned the following images in early April 2015, to show the extent of the damage to civilian areas of the city, and the measures civilians are taking to escape the violence.

Read the report:

‘Death everywhere’ – war crimes and human rights abuses in Aleppo, Syria