Veiled Aleppo

Sheets and blankets are strung from building to building in Salah al-Din, a neighborhood in Aleppo, Syria. The sheets are used to obscure soldiers of the Free Syrian Army, F.S.A, from the view of Bashar al-Assad's security force snipers.

Sheets line the devastated streets of Aleppo, Syria, acting as shields to obscure Free Syrian Army soldiers from the view of Bashar al-Assad’s security force snipers. Before the war, these sheets served a very different purpose as residents used them for privacy or to protect their homes from harsh weather. “Aleppo’s sheets serve the same purpose: they protect lives,” says Franco Pagetti. “But you’re always aware how fragile they are.”

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