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What Is Aleppo? This Is Aleppo

ALAN TAYLOR – Earlier today, the Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson was asked by journalist Mike Barnicle “What would you do, if you were elected, about Aleppo?” Johnson  replied with his own question: “What is Aleppo?” Aleppo is Syria’s largest city, an urban battlefield in the brutal Syrian Civil War since 2012. Reporters and photojournalists have been covering the conflict for years, documenting the belligerents as well as the tragic circumstances of those civilians caught up in the multifaceted war. When Barnicle asked “What would you do about Aleppo?” he was asking what would the candidate do to stop the horrors made visible to us by the photojournalists below. See also, our own Uri Friedman’s answer to “What is Aleppo?” (Thanks to Corinne Perkins for the title and idea.) Editor’s note: Many of the following images are graphic in nature.

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Mideast Syria Brutal War

FILE – In this Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2013 file photo, a Syrian man cries as he holds the lifeless body of his son, killed by the Syrian Army, near Dar El Shifa hospital in Aleppo, Syria. More than 130,000 people have died in three years, and more than a quarter of the country’s population now live as refugees, either displaced internally or in neighboring countries. An untold number of people have been subjected to the trauma of losing loved ones or witnessing lives blown apart. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo, File)

Residents run from a fire at a gasoline and oil shop in Bustan Al-Qasr

Residents run from a fire at a gasoline and oil shop in Aleppo’s Bustan Al-Qasr neighbourhood October 20, 2013. Witnesses said the fire was caused by a bullet fired by a sniper loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad at the Karaj al-Hajez crossing, a passageway separating Aleppo’s Bustan al-Qasr, which is under the rebels’ control and Al-Masharqa neighborhood, an area controlled by the regime. REUTERS/Haleem Al-Halabi 

A still image from a video posted on social media shows a boy with bloodied face sitting in an ambulance, after an airstrike

A still image taken on August 18, 2016 from a video posted on social media said to be shot in Aleppo on August 17, 2016, shows a boy with bloodied face sitting in an ambulance, after an airstrike

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A woman and her baby are seen through the scope of an opposition fighter sniper gun, as she flees the Saif al-Dawla neighbourhood of the Syrian northern city of Aleppo, amid heavy street fighting on August 29, 2012. The battle for Aleppo, Syria’s second largest city, has lasted for over a month, with the army unable to dislodge the rebels. AFP PHOTO / ZAC BAILLIE (Photo credit should read ZAC BAILLIE/AFP/Getty Images)

A Syrian Air Force fighter jet launches missiles at El Edaa district in Aleppo

A Syrian Air Force fighter jet launches missiles at El Edaa district in Syria’s northwestern city of Aleppo September 1, 2012. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal 

A general view shows a damaged street with sandbags used as barriers in Aleppo's Saif al-Dawla district

A general view shows a damaged street with sandbags used as barriers in Aleppo’s Saif al-Dawla district March 6, 2015. REUTERS/Hosam Katan 

Mideast Syria Brutal War

FILE – In this Sept. 20, 2012 file photo, a wounded woman still in shock leaves Dar El Shifa hospital in Aleppo, Syria. More than 130,000 people have died in three years, and more than a quarter of the country’s population now live as refugees, either displaced internally or in neighboring countries. An untold number of people have been subjected to the trauma of losing loved ones or witnessing lives blown apart. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo, File)

Workers document and count dead bodies, which according to the rebel fighters, were members of forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, before burying them in Aleppo

ATTENTION EDITORS – VISUAL COVERAGE OF SCENES OF INJURY OR DEATH Workers document and count dead bodies, which according to the rebel fighters, were members of forces loyal to Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad, before burying them in Aleppo February 23, 2015. The rebel fighters said they killed the men during clashes at Raitan and al-Mallah front lines during an attempt by forces loyal to Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad to encircle the northern city and cut off insurgent supply lines. REUTERS/Mahmoud Hebbo 

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Debris cover a street and flames rise from a building following a reported air strike by Syrian government forces on March 7, 2014 during the Friday prayer in the Sukkari neighborhood of the northern city of Aleppo. More than 140,000 people have been killed in Syria since the start of a March 2011 uprising against the Assad family’s 40-year rule. AFP PHOTO / BARAA AL-HALABI (Photo credit should read BARAA AL-HALABI/AFP/Getty Images)

APTOPIX Mideast Syria

In this Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012 photo, the body of a 7 year old boy killed by a Syrian Army sniper lies in Dar Al Shifa hospital in Aleppo, Syria. Dozens of Syrian civilians were killed on Thursday, four children among them, in artillery shelling by government forces in the northern Syrian town of Aleppo. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo)

People inspect damage at a site hit by what activists said were barrel bombs dropped by forces loyal to Syria's President al-Assad in Aleppo's district of al-Sukari

People inspect damage at a site hit by what activists said were barrel bombs dropped by forces loyal to Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo’s district of al-Sukari March 7, 2014. REUTERS/Hosam Katan 

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A man is treated for wounds after a Syrian government forces jet attacked the Karm al-Aser neighborhood in eastern Aleppo, on October 31, 2012. The unprecedented surge in air strikes carried out by Syrian forces this week is a desperate attempt by President Bashar al-Assad’s regime to reverse recent gains by rebel fighters, analysts and rebels say. AFP PHOTO/JAVIER MANZANO (Photo credit should read Javier Manzano/AFP/Getty Images)

A child survivor is seen at a hospital in Aleppo's al-Sakhour district

A child survivor is seen at a hospital in Aleppo’s al-Sakhour district, after what activists said was a barrel bomb dropped at Aleppo’s Haydariye district by forces loyal to Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad, March 9, 2014. REUTERS/Hosam Katan (SYRIA – Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS CONFLICT) – RTR3GBXH

Civilians walk near upright buses barricading a street, which serve as protection from snipers loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, in Aleppo's rebel-controlled Bustan al-Qasr neighbourhood

Civilians walk near upright buses barricading a street, which serve as protection from snipers loyal to Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad, in Aleppo’s rebel-controlled Bustan al-Qasr neighbourhood March 21, 2015. Picture taken March 21, 2015. REUTERS/Ammar Abdullah TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY – RTR4UEN4

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A fighter with the Free Syria Army (FSA) fires his weapon during heavy clashes with government forces in Izza neighbourhood of the embattled northern city of Aleppo on September 9, 2012. AFP PHOTO/ZAC BAILLIE (Photo credit should read ZAC BAILLIE/AFP/GettyImages)

A helicopter loyal to Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad throws what activists say is an explosive barrel, in Al-Shaar area in Aleppo

A helicopter loyal to Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad throws what activists say is an explosive barrel, in Al-Shaar area in Aleppo, February 1, 2014. REUTERS/Mohamed Mounzer Masri

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Smoke billows following air strikes by regime forces on rebel positions during intense fighting in Aleppo on August 18, 2016. Southern Aleppo has been the scene of intense fighting since July 31, when the “Army of Conquest” alliance launched a major offensive to break a regime siege of opposition-controlled districts in the city’s east. / AFP / GEORGE OURFALIAN (Photo credit should read GEORGE OURFALIAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Girls who survived what activists said was a ground-to-ground missile attack by forces of Syria's President Assad, hold hands at Aleppo's Bab al-Hadeed district

Girls who survived what activists said was a ground-to-ground missile attack by forces of Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad, hold hands at Aleppo’s Bab al-Hadeed district April 7, 2015. REUTERS/Abdalrhman Ismail TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY – RTR4WEHG

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Syrians walk past heavily damaged buildings in the neighbourhood of Bani Zeid, on Aleppo’s northern outskirts on July 29, 2016, as people come back to the previously rebel-held district, a day after Syrian government forces took control of it. Government forces have surrounded rebel-held districts in eastern Aleppo since July 17, sparking fears for an estimated 250,000 people who live there. / AFP / GEORGE OURFALIAN (Photo credit should read GEORGE OURFALIAN/AFP/Getty Images)

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TOPSHOT – A Syrian boy suffering from breathing difficulties is treated at a make-shift hospital in Aleppo after regime helicopters dropped barrel bombs on the rebel-held Sukkari neighbourhood of the northern Syrian city on September 6, 2016. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the bombs hit the Sukkari neighbourhood and that more than 70 people “most of them civilians” were treated for choking symptoms. / AFP / THAER MOHAMMED (Photo credit should read THAER MOHAMMED/AFP/Getty Images)

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Smoke billows following the detonation of explosives placed by Syrian government forces inside a tunnel that was reportedly used by rebels in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on May 19, 2015. AFP PHOTO / GEORGE OURFALIAN (Photo credit should read GEORGE OURFALIAN/AFP/Getty Images

 

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