Aleppo became the symbol of a humanitarian catastrophe as all efforts to end the conflict in the country failed.

 Before the Syrian civil war erupted in 2011, the historic city of Aleppo was the most populous in the country – but no longer.
Before the Syrian civil war erupted in 2011, the historic city of Aleppo was the most populous in the country – but no longer.

For the residents of the city of Aleppo, 2016 will be remembered as a year of great humanitarian tragedy. After more than five years of bloodshed, the conflict in Syria is still taking lives.

With every week that goes by, paths towards a solution become fewer and the chances of post-conflict stability more uncertain in the country.

TRT World's James Champion looks back at a what could be a defining year for Syria.

Source: TRT World