Civilians scarred by trauma of Syrian war

Many are unable to find a safe haven and are stuck in what is essentially an open battlefield.

    There is a major battle taking place west of Aleppo near the city of al Atarib.

    An alliance of rebel brigades started an offensive on a government battalion known as Force 46 more than a week ago. But civilians are trapped, unable to find a safe haven and stuck in what is essentially an open battlefield.

    Our correspondent Andrew Simmons gained exclusive access to the fighters and a field hospital near al Atarib.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    'We were forced out by the government soldiers'

    'We were forced out by the government soldiers'

    We dialled more than 35,000 random phone numbers to paint an accurate picture of displacement across South Sudan.

    Interactive: Plundering Cambodia's forests

    Interactive: Plundering Cambodia's forests

    Meet the man on a mission to take down Cambodia's timber tycoons and expose a rampant illegal cross-border trade.

    Pakistan's tribal areas: 'Neither faith nor union found'

    Pakistan's tribal areas: 'Neither faith nor union found'

    Residents of long-neglected northwestern tribal belt say incorporation into Pakistan has left them in a vacuum.