National Geographic : 2018 Mar
Above: Girls sing during the first class of the day at Ibn al Nafees school in east Aleppo’s Al Myassar neighbor- hood. The school had 15,000 students and six buildings when it closed five years ago. It reopened in October with 1,000 students. Prefabricated rooms replaced the badly damaged original buildings. Below: Another school, Al Yarmouk in the Kallaseh neighborhood, was a base of armed opposition forces during the conflict.