It has been called a sniper's war, as fighters look for their enemy from rooftops, from behind the cover of fragile walls, through dug-out holes, and down telescopic sights.
Abu Jaffar has now recovered from his injuries and is now the leader of a small brigade in Aleppo city. The experience brought the two together, and a few months later they were married – on the frontline.
VIDEO: Spectacular fireworks exploded over Sydney in a blaze of light and colour as the city kicked off a wave of global celebrations from Dubai to London.
VIDEO: Al Jazeera’s Nour Odeh reports on how Israel’s illegal occupation may be keeping the West Bank’s tourism industry from thriving.
VIDEO: In the first full days after the election, it’s back to work for Barack Obama, the newly re-elected US president. First call, Republicans on how to tackle the “fiscal cliff”.
VIDEO: It is still the economy, stupid, but despite better than expected GDP figures, it’s still not clear which Presidential hopeful the data will carry to the White House.
VIDEO: Al Jazeera’s Rob Reynolds investigates a question everyone has been asking – who made the anti-Islam video and why did they do it?
VIDEO: Refraining from food and water is a challenge for many, but it is more difficult in countries like Sweden where the days are longer.
VIDEO, AL JAZEERA: Just a few days after a bomb exploded at the very heart of Syrian power, the UN voted to extend its observer mission in Syria for what it calls a final 30 days.
VIDEO, AL JAZEERA: The Muslim Brotherhood’s Morsi has officially won Egypt’s presidential election and will be the country’s next president. Not everyone is happy.
VIDEO, AL JAZEERA: Egypt’s army, the SCAF, has amended the constitution to retain control and make the President’s largely ceremonial…
VIDEO: Al Jazeera’s Tarek Bazley was in the shopping centre with his two children when the fire broke out, but they escaped unharmed.
VIDEO: At 600m the Skytree is twice as tall as the Eiffel Tower and is the tallest broadcast tower in the world. Report by ITN’s Genelle Aldred.
VIDEO, AL JAZEERA: Palestinian minister for prison affairs says an agreement has been reached on a proposal to end the hunger strike.
VIDEO, AL JAZEERA: The audio files contain intercepted conversations with Gaddafi, his sons, and members of the international community.
VIDEO, AL JAZEERA: In Dubai a group of jailed foreign businessmen imprisoned for issuing bounced cheques engage in a hunger strike.