Syria's army said it had taken 98 percent of the territory once held by opposition fighters in east Aleppo, however couldn't there be a better way to solve this?The UN estimates that nearly 500,000 people have been killed since the Syrian conflict began in March 2011, and more than half the population has been displaced.Every time we thought it couldn’t get worse, it did. And now, again, the horror is plumbing new depths. Families are running out of food, of water, of medicine. There are no more operational hospitals and not a single ambulance to rescue the ever-growing number of wounded and sick. In this city of death, even the clowns are dying. The man who tried to block out the horror by entertaining the children, distracting them for a moment, was killed. Was this the death of hope?