The Damascus neighbourhood of Tadamon has been heavily damaged in the battle between rebels and government forces.
The area was bombarded as Syrian forces tried to wipe out the armed opposition. Most of the residents have fled from the area.
Citizen journalist Matar Ismail filmed this report for Al Jazeera.
After the report, the clip includes an interview with journalist Robert Fisk, who comments on the international community's efforts to solve the Syrian crisis.