ALEPPO, Syria (CBS) -- War-weary Syrians are fleeing for their lives as violence intensifies despite Syrian President Bashar Al Assad's overtures for reconciliation this week.
A neighborhood in Aleppo was devastated by a missile which caused 20 dead with 60 wounded.
Some are going to flee from this violence. Others are clearing out the rubble. They are going to stay in the gutted buildings ruined by bombs because they do not have another choice.
Aleppo, Syria's largest city and a former commercial hub, has been a major front in the country's armed conflicts since July, with battles often raging for control of military and security facilities such as the police school.
As Syria's armed conflicts are moving towards the 2-year mark, residents of neighborhoods continue fleeing.
However, refugee camps are at overflow capacity and options are limited. Some families said they will seek shelter in nearby schools.
The Syrian government released more than 2,000 prisoners on Wednesday in exchange for 48 Iranians held captive since August by Syrian opposition, signaling a change of direction in the crisis. However, residents are leaving; others do not have any options left.