Zouhir Al-Shimale is an online and photo journalist from Aleppo, Syria. He's currently based in London.
Civilians in densely populated areas have been caught up in joint Russian and Syrian regime air raids. Many say they have no choice but to flee for their lives.
Locals tells TRT World that SDF forces had shot at unarmed protesters and have overseen a breakdown in law and order.
Trapped civilians fear the Syrian regime is destroying vital facilities, including hospitals and rescue organisations, to clear the way for brutal ground assaults.
Since fleeing war, more than 40,000 refugees languish in the desert between Jordan and Iraq. Moscow has now offered them a route of return, but while most men have chosen hunger over persecution, some are sending their wives and children back .
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