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The view from Aleppo

The CBC's Margaret Evans, Stephanie Jenzer and Richard Devey are in Aleppo this week, and have been telling stories and gathering images from the devastated Syrian city. They also witnessed several airstrikes on Tuesday.

A look in pictures at the devastation in the Syrian city after years of conflict

The CBC's Margaret Evans, Stephanie Jenzer and Richard Devey are in Aleppo this week, and have been telling stories and gathering images from the devastated Syrian city.

They also witnessed several airstrikes on Tuesday. 

Here's a look at some of what they've seen so far. 

These photos by CBC's Jenzer provide a rare glimpse into the city. 

From its position in west Aleppo, the Syrian army has eyes on residential neighbourhoods such as this one in east Aleppo, where many families still live despite the bombings. 

Syrian soldiers hang big sheets, known as sniper screens, to shield their positions from opposition fighters. It's one of the spots where residents of besieged east Aleppo can cross over to the west side of the city if they want to take the government up on its offer to come out without harm.

Some children in east Aleppo make their way home from school for lunch. 

The destruction of the city can be seen on nearly every street corner. Aleppo used to be alive with shops, markets and luxury hotels. 

"Before the war, Aleppo was like paradise, it was very safe and secure," says garbage collector Abdullah Aggougi, 40, a father of six. "And now for everyone, for the rich and the poor, it's a nightmare." 

The neighbourhood tea seller continues to peddle his wares amid the non-stop clatter and booms of war.

Mahmoud Meme is one of only a few shopkeepers still operating a business in Aleppo's old city. Before the war, he had four stores. Now there's just one that sells sweets and pastries to Syrian government soldiers and the handful of residents who remain in the city.

"It's turned to hell," Meme tells CBC News. "But I don't want to leave. I won't leave."

There is life among the rubble of old Aleppo.

Inside what used to be one of the world's largest indoor markets, in old Aleppo, which was retaken by the Syrian military in 2013 but continues to be an active battle front, targeted by fighters who oppose the Assad regime.