Syria's Aleppo takes first tiny steps towards recovery

by Reuters
Friday, 10 February 2017 14:23 GMT

Before the war Aleppo had a third of Syria's industrial companies and workers. Now, all 65,000 factories suffered damage or looting

  • Aleppo was Syria's economic and industrial heart before the war

  • Fighting in Aleppo caused immense damage but ended in December

  • Government is gradually restoring some basic infrastructure

By Angus McDowall

ALEPPO, Syria, Feb 10 (Reuters) - In the ruins of the Sabbagh textile factory in Aleppo's Belleramoun Industrial Zone, one wall smashed open by shellfire, a Belgian-made weaving machine stands idle while a family carefully strips the office of wood panelling for fuel.

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