It has been more than two weeks, and neither the rebel Free Syrian Army (FSA) nor government forces have been able to take total control of Syria's second city, Aleppo.
FSA fighters say they cannot compete with the Syrian army's superior weapons, as protesters across the country urge the international community to provide anti-aircraft weapons.
In trying to capture Aleppo, the FSA is not only battling President Bashar al-Assad's military, but also facing a network of government sympathisers and spies.
Al Jazeera's Anita McNaught was in the city in recent days and sent this report.
Source: Al Jazeera