Euronews correspondent Farooq Atig, who is in Aleppo, described the backdrop of violence and uncertainty as government and rebel forces struggle for control of Syria’s largest city.
“We were in almost total chaos with a series of MIGS and helicopters approaching Hanano and Tarik Albab, two neighbourhoods in the northeast of the city,” he said.
“The headquarters, or at least one of the headquarters, of the Free Syrian Army, was violently targeted by the Syrian air force. It is the same headquarters where we met Abdel Khaled al Hadji, the head of the Tawhid Brigade, the largest brigade of the Free Syrian Army.
“In Aleppo, people seem to be used to this kind of thing. It is a kind of daily event that everyone is accustomed to now, but the fear is still here, you can see it, its palpable,” he continued.
“One can also feel a kind of collective madness taking over, as people are dealing with the hand that destiny has dealt them.”