Ground Zero


Last year VICE commissioned photographer and videographer Robert King to document the civil war that has been ravaging Syria for the past two years. Largely based on Aleppo, Robert's footage of the violent conflict that continues to unfold in the region is perhaps one of the most thorough and brutally honest documents of a war that is increasingly destabilizing the Middle East as it spills over into neighboring Turkey and Lebanon. This full-length version of Ground Zero: Syria combines all six parts of our series to offer a startling glimpse into a chaotic war with no clear end in sight.

Update: Abdul Qader Saleh, also known as Haji Marea, has died of injuries he sustained in a government air strike in Aleppo Province last week. To many Syrians, Saleh was an icon of the revolution, a commander of one of the largest rebel factions, the al-Tawhid brigade. He inspired many. Saleh was buried in his hometown of Marea, Syria.

Watch the seventh part of the Ground Zero - Syria series, "Snipers of Aleppo."