By: Uri Friedman | The Atlantic
“The civilians of Aleppo are trapped in a violent stalemate, left to endure a war whose suffering and hardships grow larger with every passing day. … [P]eople in Aleppo fear they are stage players in a war with no end in sight.”
So began Steven Sotloff’s dispatch for Foreign Policy from the Syrian city of Aleppo on December 24, 2012. Nearly two years later, there is still no end to Syria’s brutal war in sight. But now one of the few journalists telling the world about it has been murdered.