"We take a building and then lose it two or three days later, only to take it back the following week," Abu Ahmad, whose platoon operates in the Salaheddin, told AFP last week.
This photo captures the sheer chaos of the front lines:
When combatants aren't fighting in the street, they're fighting house to house.
This ones shows how the apartments in Syria's commercial hub have become positions through which fighters shoot at enemies next door.
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