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2016 In East Aleppo: Airstrikes, Chemical Weapons And Lost Homes

This was the fifth year of the Syrian conflict.
Posted at 1:33 PM, Dec 15, 2016

For east Aleppo, Syria, 2016 was the hardest year yet. 

"We are here exposed to a genocide in the besieged city of Aleppo," Syrian resident Lina Shamy tweeted.

The fifth year of the Syrian conflict saw chemical weapons, airstrikes and lost homes.

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We saw children like Omran Daqneesh.

We saw the White Helmets saving lives.

All of Aleppo's hospitals were destroyed.

In October, the United Nations said eastern Aleppo could be "totally destroyed" in months.

"I hate war. And the world has forgotten us," said Bana Alabed, a Syrian girl