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In the midst of a bloodbath, people in Aleppo continue to have access to the Internet. Despite the airstrikes, despite the monumental infrastructural damage, civilians are tweeting and posting ‘last message’ videos.

The humanitarian crisis in Syria is devastating. Aleppo, the country’s largest city and cultural hub, has been transformed into a battleground, as multiple rebel forces (a few hardline Islamist, others local and nationalist) war against Bashar al-Assad’s militia. In the midst of absolute destruction, civilian lives are being caught in the crossfire. To counter the rebels, Assad’s forces are fighting hard. The United Nations reported that Assad’s militia had murdered 82 civilians “on the spot” (including women and children) on December 12.

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