Aleppo is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world and was the largest city in Syria before the Syrian civil war broke out. However, during the conflict it suffered massive destruction.
The city of Aleppo became almost synonymous with the horrors of the civil war in Syria. It was the worst-hit city in the conflict, suffering almost complete devastation and a huge exodus of residents. After a four-year long stalemate, Syrian government forces recaptured the entire city in December 2016. Here you can find an automatic compliation of DW content on Aleppo.
This week on WorldLink, an in-depth look at the war in Syria, including an interview with exiled Syrian-born filmmaker Firas Fayyad about his award winning film "Last men in Aleppo." We also hear how six years of conflict is affecting young Syrians and why the impending Brexit is prompting some identity soul searching among Europeans.
More than 320,000 people have died and millions have been displaced since the war in Syria began six years ago. In this in-depth segment, WorldLink takes a look at the devastating impact of the violence on children, and speaks to Syrian-born director Firas Fayyad about his documentary "Last men in Aleppo."
Firas Fayyad endured prison, torture and bombing in his home country. The Syrian-born filmmaker talks to DW about his latest documentary, "Last men in Aleppo," which focuses on the rescuers known as the White Helmets.