Syrian children had some fun in a makeshift pool amid the rubble of their rebel-held and war-torn home city of Aleppo.
Photos posted by the Aleppo Media Center on Wednesday showed several children playing in a crater caused by a missile strike that had collected water from a damaged pipe.
One photo captures a boy diving into the muddy water while his mates watch:
— مركز حلب الإعلامي (@AleppoAMC) August 31, 2016
The AMC’s tweet reads: “Whatever Assad has done in Aleppo, life isn’t over — its children make a new life in every site destroyed by his rockets. Sheikh Saeed District #AleppoAMC.”
The makeshift swimming pool was in the southern district of Sheikh Saee. Under the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, people have suffered from brutal conflict – ongoing missile attacks, bombs and artillery fire – for several years.
AMC has documented horrifying footage of the impact of war on Aleppo, including the the heartbreaking video of a young boy’s rescue that captured global attention.