Violence in Syria continues to escalate, and the UN says battles now rage in every major city in the country.
Syria’s commercial hub, Aleppo, has been the scene of some of the most intense fighting for almost two months.
Euronews’ correspondent in Aleppo, Farouk Atig, told us of the situation there:
“The security situation is not at all reliable, it must be said of both sides. Obviously in the rebel stronghold we find things are a little more secure but that could change at any moment.
“We heard frequent bombing, every two, three, or four minutes. And it was the same while we were driving around, we heard shooting between rebels and soldiers of the Syrian army.
“It is very difficult to move without taking risks in this city, Aleppo. We met some people this morning who were fleeing the city. People who will become refugees because the humanitarian situation is catastrophic.
“Both sides seem to be prepared for a lasting conflict, they are going to get bogged down because neither side is sure of winning here. Even if pro-government forces have greater fire power than the Free Syrian Army. Most people seem to admit that we are moving towards a war that could last without doubt for several more months.”