Brothers Nemat and Basheer Badawi began the arduous task of restoring an Aleppo church to its former glory, footage released on Wednesday shows. They have been set a 100-day deadline to complete their mission of painstakingly touching up iconic murals in the Syrian Catholic Church after it was partly destroyed during the ongoing civil war. The mural in question, The Assumption of Mary, shows... Еще the Virgin Mary ascending into heaven surrounded by angels and is commonly depicted in Christian iconography. «We're very happy that in Aleppo, after all this trauma and the horrific war, there are still some people who believe in projects like this which will revive the city in a beautiful way,» said Nemat. Such an undertaking does not come without difficulties. Resources such as electricity and paint are scarce in the aftermath of war. «We were able to overcome these issues by planning and organising together,» he said. Life is slowly returning to normal in the war-torn city, which was liberated from the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS; formerly ISIL/ISIS) during a five-week-long offensive conducted by the Syrian Armed Forces and its allies in late 2016.