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Russian FM announces halt in Syrian strikes on Aleppo: news agencies

Moscow - The Syrian army has halted its attacks on Syria's Aleppo to allow for the evacuation of civilians, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Thursday.

Aleppo White Helmet rescuers call for safe passage

Birut - The White Helmets rescue group on Thursday urged international organisations to protect its members in rebel-held parts of Syria's east Aleppo in the face of an advance by government forces.

Assad says Aleppo win 'huge step' towards end of Syria war

Damascus - President Bashar al-Assad said victory in Aleppo would be a "huge step" towards ending Syria's five-year civil war, ignoring pleas for a truce as rebels in the city lose more ground.

Syria rebels call for Aleppo truce, civilian evacuation

Aleppo - Syrian rebels in Aleppo city called Wednesday for an immediate five-day truce and the evacuation of civilians to other opposition-held territory in the northern province, a statement said.

Syria army takes all of Aleppo Old City: monitor

Alep - Syrian government forces control all of Aleppo's historic Old City after rebel fighters withdrew in the face of army advances overnight, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Wednesday.

Syrian army seizes five rebel districts in Aleppo: monitor

Alep - Syrian government troops seized five new districts of eastern Aleppo on Tuesday, including the strategic Shaar neighbourhood, a monitoring group said.

Aleppo 'Twitter girl' safe after family flees army advance

Aleppo - A seven-year-old Syrian girl whose Twitter account from Aleppo gained international attention has fled her home amid heavy fighting, but she and her family are safe for now, her father told AFP Tuesday.

Russian army medic 'killed in Aleppo field hospital shelling'

Moscow - A Russian army medic was killed Monday and two others seriously injured in rebel shelling of a field hospital in Syria's Aleppo, Russia's defence ministry said, blaming Western nations who support rebel fighters.

Syria rebels rule out withdrawal from Aleppo

Birut - Syrian rebels on Monday ruled out a pullout from east Aleppo despite sweeping government advances, after Moscow announced it would hold talks with Washington on their withdrawal from the city.

Russia, US to hold talks on rebel withdrawal from Aleppo: Lavrov

Moscow - Russian and US experts will meet in the coming days to determine the routes and timing for a total rebel withdrawal from eastern Aleppo, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Monday.

In Aleppo, dreaming of home but finding only rubble

Aleppo - Kafa Jawish hadn't slept in days, daydreaming of seeing her home in east Aleppo for the first time in four years, but when she arrived she found little more than rubble.

First buses take Aleppo residents back to abandoned homes

Aleppo - For much of the past four years, taking a bus between the two sides of Syria's divided second city Aleppo meant an arduous, and sometimes dangerous, 10-hour road trip.

Aleppo family reunited after months separated by war

Afrine - Jomaa al-Qassem fell to his knees and burst into tears on the muddy floor outside a reception point for Syrians pouring out of war-ravaged eastern Aleppo.

Desperate for respite, civilians brave Aleppo front line

Afrine - Fawwaz al-Ashaari stayed on in rebel-held east Aleppo through the loss of his eldest son and his home. But as fighting got closer, he joined a mass exodus to government territory.

Syria regime shelling kills 21 civilians in east Aleppo: monitor

Birut - Syrian government artillery fire killed 21 civilians, including two children, in an eastern district of Aleppo early Wednesday, a monitoring group said.

Nearly 10,000 civilians flee east Aleppo: monitor  

Birut - Nearly 10,000 civilians have fled battered eastern Aleppo towards government-held districts and the Kurdish-controlled neighbourhood of Sheikh Maksoud, a monitoring group said Sunday.

Syria regime bombardment kills 32 civilians in Aleppo: monitor

Birut - At least 32 civilians, including five children, were killed Thursday in Syrian regime air strikes and artillery bombardment on rebel-held areas in eastern Aleppo, a monitor said citing a new toll.

Aleppo becomes a symbol of world inaction

Birut - The Syrian army's advances against rebels in east Aleppo have sparked international concern, but the world appears powerless to prevent the symbolic city from being recaptured by the government.- Is east Aleppo's fall inevitable?

UN 'appalled' by Syria violence, urges Aleppo access

Damascus - Top UN officials said Saturday they were "appalled" by escalating violence in Syria, and urged immediate access to Aleppo, where government forces are waging a ferocious assault to retake rebel-held districts.

Aleppo families facing starvation and a very bleak winter

Air strikes and artillery fire have pounded rebel-held east Aleppo for four straight days after a four-week pause. A senior UN official says, "Food is running out and the medical sector is "kneeling under the burden of so many wounded civilians."

Syrian regime bombardment 'kills 25 civilians' in east Aleppo

Aleppo - Syrian air strikes and shelling killed 25 civilians in eastern districts of Aleppo on Thursday, a monitor said, on the third day of a wide-ranging regime assault on rebel-held areas.

Syrian regime bombardment 'kills 25 civilians' in east Aleppo

Aleppo - Syrian air strikes and shelling killed 25 civilians in eastern districts of Aleppo on Thursday, a monitor said, on the third day of a wide-ranging regime assault on rebel-held areas.

Syrian regime bombardment 'kills 25 civilians' in east Aleppo

Aleppo - Syrian air strikes and shelling killed 25 civilians in eastern districts of Aleppo on Thursday, a monitor said, on the third day of a wide-ranging regime assault on rebel-held areas.

Syria regime raids hit east Aleppo for first time in month

Birut - Syrian government air strikes and barrel bomb attacks hit residential neighbourhoods of rebel-held east Aleppo on Tuesday for the first time in nearly a month, a monitor said.

Clashes in Syria's Aleppo after army warning

Aleppo - Syrian government forces clashed with rebels on the outskirts of eastern Aleppo city Sunday, a monitor said, after residents received messages from the army giving opposition fighters 24 hours to leave.

Syria regime rolls back rebel gains in Aleppo: monitor

Birut - Syrian government forces have recaptured all of the areas taken by rebel fighters in a recent assault intended to break the regime siege on eastern Aleppo, a monitor said Saturday.

Russia rejects UN plea for longer Aleppo ceasefires

Moscow - Russia's defence ministry on Thursday dismissed as "counterproductive" a request from the United Nations to extend future pauses in fighting to allow aid into rebel-held eastern Aleppo as winter comes.

In besieged Aleppo, necessity is the mother of invention

Aleppo - Cigarettes stuffed with grape leaves instead of tobacco, gardens on bombed-out rooftops, and batteries powered by rusted bicycles: In Syria's besieged eastern Aleppo, necessity is the mother of invention.

Russia says still holding off on Aleppo strikes

Moscow - Russia on Monday said its air force was continuing to hold off on strikes against war-ravaged Aleppo, after rebels snubbed Moscow's offer to quit Syria's second city.

Rebels fired toxic gas into Aleppo, Syria state media says

Damascus - Syrian state media said Sunday that rebels had fired shells containing toxic gas into government-held parts of Aleppo, leaving dozens of people including civilians in need of treatment.
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A FSA fighter engaged in a shootout in Aleppo
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Aleppo  Syria - Damage caused by artillery projectiles and rockets bombarding Aleppo on 8/16/12
Aleppo, Syria - Damage caused by artillery projectiles and rockets bombarding Aleppo on 8/16/12
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Reuters Pictures of the Year 2013: Residents run from a fire at a gasoline and oil shop in Aleppo's Bustan Al-Qasr neighborhood, on October 20, 2013
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The 10th Century Aleppo Codex
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Saint Elias church in Aleppo, Syria.
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A Syrian man comforts a boy amid the rubble of buildings following a reported air strike on the rebel-held neighbourhood of al-Kalasa in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, on February 4, 2016
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Despite all the difficulty the Syrian people take care of themselves. Laundry day in Aleppo.
Doctors and medical staff treating injured rebel fighters and civilians in Aleppo
Doctors and medical staff treating injured rebel fighters and civilians in Aleppo
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A Syrian national flag flutters at a government-controlled district as seen from a rebel-held area in Aleppo's Karm al-Jabal district
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Mountain top tree in Semen Stolbnik near Aleppo, Syria
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Syria s commercial hub Aleppo.
Syria's commercial hub Aleppo.
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A couple sits to survey the destruction of the neighborhood.
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Free Syrian Army soldier walking among rubble in Aleppo.jpg
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A young man in Aleppo grilling lamb and chicken at his street stall
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Free Syrian Army (FSA) rebels hold a planning session. The FSA is not a single group, rather it is a mishmash or umbrella organization of varied political and religious militant factions as well as defected Syrian regime soldiers
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The once beautiful city of Aleppo now lies in ruins
Pieces of exploded mortar rounds in the streets of Aleppo on 8/16/12
Pieces of exploded mortar rounds in the streets of Aleppo on 8/16/12
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Residents pick up after aerial bombings by government forces in the rebel-held Azaz section of Aleppo, August 16, 2012.
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