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Russia backs Aleppo assault to strong-arm US: analysts

Birut - Russia has decided to throw its military might behind the Syrian regime's drive to recapture divided Aleppo in a bid to strong-arm Washington into accepting Moscow's demands, analysts say.

Covering Syria through hunger and fear

Aleppo - For Karam al-Masri, AFP's reporter, photographer and videojournalist in rebel-held Aleppo, the past five years have been a series of tragedies: detention by the regime, and then the Islamic State group, the death of his parents in an air strike, the si...

Apocalyptic scenes in streets of Syria's ravaged Aleppo

Aleppo - With pools of blood and shredded bodies on the streets, the rebel-held east of Syrian city Aleppo has been reduced to an apocalyptic battlefront under relentless regime and Russian bombardment.

Syrian, Russian aircraft pound rebel-held Aleppo

Aleppo - Residents in rebel-held areas of Syria's Aleppo cowered in their homes on Saturday as relentless missile strikes and barrel bomb attacks pounded the besieged eastern half of the divided city.

Five things to know about Syria's Aleppo

Birut - Once an economic powerhouse, Aleppo and its surrounding countryside have suffered some of the bloodiest violence in Syria's five-year conflict that has cost more than 300,000 lives.

Air raids pound rebel-held Aleppo as Syria army begins assault

Aleppo - Syrian and Russian aircraft pounded rebel-held areas of Aleppo on Friday, a monitor said, after the army announced a new offensive aimed at retaking all of the divided second city.

Syria army announces offensive on rebel-held Aleppo

Damascus - Syria's army announced the launch Thursday of an offensive to retake the rebel-held east of the battleground city of Aleppo, warning residents to keep away from positions held by anti-regime fighters.

Dozens of air strikes in Syria's Aleppo

Aleppo - Dozens of air strikes battered Aleppo and its outskirts overnight, AFP's correspondent in the battleground northern Syrian city said Wednesday.

Rebel-held east Aleppo bombarded as Syria truce ends

Aleppo - Heavy bombing pummelled rebel-held parts of Aleppo on Monday, an AFP correspondent in the city said, less than two hours after Syria's army announced the end of a week-long truce.

First air strikes on Syria's Aleppo since truce: monitor

Birut - Four air strikes hit rebel-held parts of Syria's Aleppo on Sunday, a monitor said, in the first raids on the battered city since a truce came into force.

Soldiers replace tourists in Aleppo's battered Old City

Aleppo - Instead of colourful, handmade caps for sale to Syrians and foreign tourists, Zakaria Mosuli -- the last tailor in Aleppo's battered Old City -- now sews military headwear almost exclusively for soldiers.

Besieged again, east Aleppo shoppers scour meagre markets

Aleppo - In the deserted market of Aleppo's rebel-held east, once again besieged by government forces, a lone Syrian vendor weighs a withered bunch of purslane -- virtually the only item for sale.

'What is Aleppo?' US presidential candidate Johnson asks stunned media

Washington - Presidential candidate Gary Johnson floored the hosts of a US news show Thursday when he asked "What is Aleppo?" in response to a question about the battlefront Syrian city.

Chemical watchdog 'disturbed' by alleged toxic bomb attacks in Aleppo

Den Haag - The world's chemical weapons watchdog said Wednesday it was "disturbed" by the alleged use of toxic chemicals in Aleppo after dozens of people had to be treated for breathing problems in the Syrian battlefront city.

Syria regime cuts off rebel-held Aleppo, renewing siege: monitor

Birut - Syrian government troops on Sunday seized a military academy south of Aleppo city, once again encircling the rebel-held districts in the east and placing them under siege, a monitor said.

Barrel bombs kill at least 15 civilians in Syria's Aleppo

Birut - At least 15 civilians were killed in a barrel bomb attack on a rebel-held district of Syria's Aleppo city on Saturday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said.

Barrel bombing kills 11 children in Syria's Aleppo

Birut - Eleven children were killed on Thursday in a barrel bomb attack carried out by government forces on a rebel-held neighbourhood of Syria's Aleppo city, a monitor said.

Russia says ready for Aleppo 'humanitarian pause'

Moscow - Russia said on Thursday it was ready to halt fire for 48-hour periods in Aleppo from next week, following UN calls to extend humanitarian pauses to deliver aid.

EU calls for 'immediate halt' to Aleppo fighting

Brussels - The European Union on Thursday urged an "immediate halt" to fighting in the Syrian city of Aleppo to allow medical and humanitarian aid to reach an estimated 1.5 million trapped civilians."The EU and its member States call for...

Raids kill 19 civilians in Syria's rebel east Aleppo: monitor

Birut - Air raids killed 19 civilians, including three children, in rebel-held districts of Syria's battleground second city Aleppo on Tuesday, a monitoring group said.

Aleppo one of 'most devastating urban conflicts': Red Cross

Geneva - The battle for Syria's ravaged second city Aleppo is one of the worst urban conflicts ever fought, the head of the International Committee of the Red Cross said Monday.

Russia 'close' to joining forces with US on Aleppo: minister

Moscow - Russia is close to joining forces with the United States around Syria's ravaged second city of Aleppo, Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said in comments aired Monday.

51 civilians killed in Aleppo raids, shelling: monitor

Birut - At least 51 civilians, including four children, were killed in air raids and shelling attacks on Saturday in Syria's battleground city Aleppo and the neighbouring countryside, a monitoring group said.

UN aid chief says 3-hour truce in Aleppo not enough

New York - The United Nations' top aid official on Wednesday said a three-hour truce announced by Russia to deliver aid to Aleppo would not be enough to meet the needs of civilians in the war-battered Syrian city.

Russia declares three-hour daily ceasefire in Aleppo

Moscow - Russia's defence ministry said it would hold fire around Syria's ravaged city of Aleppo for three hours each day to allow humanitarian aid in, an initiative the UN said is insufficient to meet the city's needs.

At least 500 fighters killed in a week in Aleppo battle: monitor

Birut - More than 500 rebels and government forces have been killed in one week of fierce fighting to control the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, a monitor said on Saturday.

Syria regime bombing kills 16 in rebel-held Aleppo: monitor

Birut - Syrian government air strikes and artillery fire killed at least 16 civilians on Wednesday in rebel-held neighbourhoods in the east of Aleppo city, a monitor said.

Syria regime advances on rebels in Aleppo

Birut - Syrian government forces on Tuesday seized a rebel-held neighbourhood on the northwest outskirts of Aleppo, tightening their siege of the opposition-controlled parts of the city, a monitor said.

HRW urges Syria regime to let aid into besieged Aleppo

Birut - Human Rights Watch on Friday urged Syrian regime forces to immediately let desperately needed aid into besieged districts of Aleppo and to allow civilians to leave the city.

Aleppo rebel tunnel blast killed 38 regime forces

Birut - Nearly 40 Syrian soldiers and pro-regime fighters were killed when rebels blew up a tunnel under a government position in Aleppo city, a monitor said Friday.
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Mountain top tree in Semen Stolbnik near Aleppo, Syria
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A couple sits to survey the destruction of the neighborhood.
A couple sits to survey the destruction of the neighborhood.
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Violence continues to sweep across Aleppo.
Violence continues to sweep across Aleppo.
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October 3, 2012 - Aleppo, Syria: A series of car bombs detonated in the central Saadallah al-Jabiri square in Aleppo, destroy an Officer's Club, hotel and a cafe. At least 44 are killed and 122 are wounded. The al-Qaida-linked al-Nursa Front claimed responsibility for the attack.
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A FSA fighter engaged in a shootout in Aleppo
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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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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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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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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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File photo: Aleppo, Syria, after devastating air raids. A common sight from which refugees are fleeing.
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Pieces of exploded mortar rounds in the streets of Aleppo on 8/16/12
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Saint Elias church in Aleppo, Syria.
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Despite all the difficulty the Syrian people take care of themselves. Laundry day in Aleppo.
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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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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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Syria's commercial hub Aleppo.
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Even with the constant threat of barrel bombs people still take time out to relax.
The once beautiful city of Aleppo now lies in ruins
The once beautiful city of Aleppo now lies in ruins

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