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Will This be The Hashtag to Finally Bring Attention to Tragedy in Syria?

As many as 275,000 civilians are trapped in Apello after a government siege on the city, and even those who are trying to flee along safe routes have nowhere to go, Bloomberg News reports.

Earlier this week, Syrian rebel groups began an online initiative in an effort to break the siege.

Using the hashtag #AleppoUnderSiege, people living in Syria have turned to social media to highlight their attempts to protect their families and break the siege. While people are using the hashtag to show what conditions are really like in Aleppo, others are taking the chance to show the bravery of young Syrians, who are burning tires to create a smokescreen over the city, creating a DIY no-fly-zone.

See some of the most moving tweets below, and use #AleppoUnderSeige to join in on the conversation on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.

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