> We stayed for two months. Then we returned, and I stayed here until now. We got used to this war.>> Now there are signs of everyday life returning to Aleppo. But it's not just the physical scars of war that will take time to heal, many friends and families also divided after taking different sides in the conflict.
And, by God, we will gain victory over these terrorists. And the country will return to what it was like before.>> Fighting in Aleppo now ended, but much of the city is in ruins. Now the Batashes are among those returning. They work by hand in this Aleppo road to clear debris.
About five families and a few other residents now live in the same street, having stayed through all but the very worst of the fighting. Reuters' Angus McDowell traveled to Aleppo to meet them.>> Even in just one street like this, there are so many stories of families torn apart by war, brought back together in some cases, sons missing, some fighting with the army, others, God knows where.
Neighbors scattered asunder, some in neighboring countries as refugees, others, elsewhere in the country. We can still hear from time to time the distant sound of explosions, which tell that the fighting continues just outside the city.>> Many who never left Syria or have been forced to return simply accept the conflict as a way of life.
Rebuilding Aleppo's human fabric will be a task for generations to come.