Much of the video on the New York Times new online page Watching Syria’s War is gritty, graphic and too close for comfort.
The interactive page curates video and images from Syrian activists and government sources, and aims to put the video in context.
J David Goodman is the site’s editor.
Guns Nearby, Rebel Fighters Pause to Clean a Street in Hope of Winning Supporters
With a showdown between rebels and Syrian forces anticipated in the commercial hub of Aleppo, a group of antigovernment fighters spent time on Thursday currying favor with the local population by cleaning a street in the city’s Sakhour neighborhood, which for the moment was under rebel control. The men, some with assault rifles slung over their shoulders, packed garbage into a bulldozer and used the hose on a tractor to spray the road. Nearby shops appeared to be open despite fear of a looming battle. More context at Watching Syria’s War >>