The bus barricade: Incredible photo shows how shells of single-deckers are turned upright to protect Syrian civilians from Government forces’ sniper fire

This incredible photograph from war-torn Syria shows a remarkable bus barricade built to protect civilians from government forces’ sniper fire.

Three single-decker buses can be seen turned upright to form a wall in the middle of a street in Aleppo, as a lone child walks past the makeshift barrier.

The city has been ravaged by the country’s civil war, with forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad controlling much of the north of the settlement while the rebels occupy the south…

  • BillyHW

    Ebola yesterday.

  • andycanuck

    Gee. Syrian buses are really, really long.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      Malnutrition makes them seem longer.

    • Mal

      On the other hand, I think Chinese buses must be really, really short. Because whenever I have the bad luck to have to take a bus here in T.O. the centre aisle of only the front half of the bus is jammed chock a block with ’em, while you could bowl in the back. It’s like the Asian riders don’t even know it’s there!

  • Obama’s hands are stained with the blood of so many people.

  • FactsWillOut

    Better headline:
    “Islamist fighters seize buses to use as fortifications”.

  • Everyone Else


    Note the article says: “There are fresh hopes that fighting could soon cease, at least temporarily, after US Secretary of State John Kerry said the time had come to ‘negotiate’ with Assad. Despite earlier insisting the the iron-fisted leader’s days were numbered”.

    Obama’s 3 words has probably caused 10 times as many deaths as all of ISIS.