The Archbishop of Aleppo says that 1,400 factories and shops have been looted, demolished or burned in Aleppo alone, while more than 2,000 schools have been “devastated or put out of use”.

Jean-Clément Jeanbart told Fides that “37 hospitals and 1,000 small clinics and dispensaries have been vandalised… grain silos emptied, power stations sabotaged, railway lines dismantled, and roads blocked and made impassable and dangerous because of armed gangs that terrorise travellers who dare to move and leave town”.