Syrian refugees flee embattled city of Aleppo

Thousands of Syrians were braving the cold and rain near the Turkish border on February 6, 2016 after fleeing a Russian-backed regime offensive on Aleppo, Syria's largest city before the war. The regime of Bashar al-Assad, supported by Iranian and Lebanese Shia militia, severed the main road from Aleppo to the Turkish border, a narrow corridor through which the rebels and NGOs alike moved supplies. Hundreds of thousands more remain trapped.