Snowfall adds to refugee misery in Syrian city of Aleppo Finally a BBC report where you don't have to dig too far to understand that the aerial bombardment and targeting of Aleppo is by Assad's forces, and that's why millions have fled, not from some impersonal violence affecting Syria. Oddly there is no narration over the video footage. "Heavy snowfall in Aleppo, Syria's second city has added misery to the lives of those who have chosen to stay in the city despite devastation caused by aerial bombardment. Almost three million Syrians have left the country and many of those have fled from Aleppo, where fighting has been heavy and virtually continuous. Aleppo has been hit hard by the violence afflicting Syria, control of the city is divided between rebels and those loyal to Syrian president Bashar al-Assad, whose forces have been targeting the city."