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Syria - The Burning of the Old Souk

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Amid a fierce battle between Assad's security forces and Free Syrian Army insurgents, fire swept through the old Souk of Aleppo, a historic covered market and World Heritage site. Rebel fighters and activists have reported that the blaze was sparked by the use of incendiary mortar rounds by Assad's forces.


Video and photography by Robert King/Polaris.

For more about the conlfict in Syria, check out our Syria Issue.