The war-ruined ancient city of Aleppo, the largest industrial and commercial center of Syria, has started life anew on the rubbles.

The Sheikh Najjar Industrial Area in Aleppo, which was built in 2003 and became the largest industrial area in the Middle East in 2012, has begun reconstruction after the city was completely liberated.

Supported by the government, the area has completed a functional zone with replete matching facilities.

More than 500 companies have returned and restored their competitive industries such as cotton processing and castile soap making and attracted some foreign-capital enterprises.

Though the city has recovered to a certain extent, it remains a scene of devastation, with destroyed houses seen everywhere.