Aleppo: A view from the ground

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With the truce in Aleppo nearly a week old, what does the city look like on the ground? CCTV’s Xu Dezhi reports from the government-controlled area of Aleppo.

Aleppo: A view from the ground

Aleppo: A view from the ground

With the truce in Aleppo nearly a week old, what does the city look like on the ground? CCTV’s Xu Dezhi reports from the government-controlled area of Aleppo.

The first things we saw when we arrived in Aleppo were streets full of cars and people coming and going.

Many said it would be rare if no truce agreement was reached.

But a few neighborhoods away, the situation was much different. Midan is a government-held neighborhood hit hard by rebel rockets in the fight over Aleppo. Residents described how it was hit again on Saturday.

“At five in the afternoon, a canon bomb was launched which is a gas container put on detonator. It fell on this building and destroyed a whole apartment, three were killed and 11 wounded,” a Midan resident named Faruk said.

One building surveyed had extensive damage. Local residents said one bomb was shot from the opposition-group controlled area, but they still have no idea who is responsible for the rocket.

Not far from this site, people said the truce has diminished, but not stopped, the shelling.

“This is the fifth or sixth time, so we are used to this. The situation now is better than last week, last week it was more, in one place more than 20 gas containers fell and complete neighborhoods were fallen down,” said Georges, another resident. He did not give a last name.