Ancient Souk in Aleppo on Fire

The fighting in Syria has just hit the world famous souk of Aleppo. As seen in the older video above, the stunning souk is the heart and soul of the city’s historic center, which as a whole has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Amateur video uploaded to Youtube shows fires raging in the souk. Sources inside Syria suggest the fires have already been burning for over half a day. This was one of the most atmospheric sites in the Middle East and, personally, one of our favorite locations.