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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.

Air raids kill at least 28 civilians in Syria's Aleppo

Aleppo - Air raids on rebel-held districts of Syria's battleground second city of Aleppo killed at least 28 civilians including children on Saturday, a monitor said.

Queues for food in Syria's rebel Aleppo after route cut

Aleppo - In a rebel-held neighbourhood in the east of Syria's second city Aleppo, more than 100 people are lined up outside a bakery, hoping to get a daily ration of bread.

Rebel-held Aleppo fears shortages after Syria regime advance

Aleppo - Residents of rebel-held areas of Syria's Aleppo on Saturday faced food and fuel shortages after a Syrian government advance cut the opposition's last supply route into the city.

Rebel-held Aleppo fears shortages after Syria regime advance

Aleppo - Residents of rebel-held areas of Syria's Aleppo on Saturday faced food and fuel shortages after a Syrian government advance cut the opposition's last supply route into the city.

Rebel-held Aleppo fears shortages after Syria regime advance

Aleppo - Residents of rebel-held areas of Syria's Aleppo on Saturday faced food and fuel shortages after a Syrian government advance cut the opposition's last supply route into the city.

Over 60 civilians killed in north Syria: monitor

Birut - More than 60 civilians were killed by shelling and air strikes in the northwest of Syria, a monitoring group said, hours before the end of a shaky ceasefire for the Eid al-Fitr holiday.

Fierce fighting for key Aleppo road despite Syria truce

Birut - The Syrian army advanced within firing range of the rebels' sole supply route to Aleppo in heavy fighting Thursday despite its announcement of a ceasefire for the Eid al-Fitr holiday.

At least 70 killed in north of Syria's Aleppo: Monitor

Birut - At least 70 regime and rebel fighters have been killed in 24 hours in a government assault and a jihadist-led counterattack in northern Syria, a monitor said Thursday.

Russia planes pound Aleppo as Syria army closes in

Aleppo - Russian and Syrian warplanes pounded rebel-held areas of divided second city Aleppo on Saturday as government forces closed in on the rebels' sole remaining supply line, a monitoring group said.

Fight for Aleppo 'greatest battle' in Syria: Hezbollah chief

Birut - The head of Lebanon's Hezbollah movement said Friday that the offensive on the city of Aleppo was the "greatest battle" in Syria, pledging to dispatch more fighters to support Syrian regime forces.

At least 70 fighters dead in clashes around Syria's Aleppo

Birut - At least 70 fighters have been killed in less than 24 hours of fierce clashes between pro-regime forces, jihadists and rebels in Syria's Aleppo province, a monitor said Wednesday.

Syrian air strikes 'kill 15 civilians' in Aleppo

Birut - Syrian government air strikes on rebel-held neighbourhoods of divided second city Aleppo killed at least 15 civilians on Wednesday, a monitor said.

Syria regime raids on Aleppo kill 16 civilians

Aleppo - Dozens of Syrian regime strikes on Aleppo killed at least 16 civilians on Sunday, a monitor said, and caused huge damage to one rebel-held district targeted by a barrel bomb.

6 children among 19 dead in Syria regime bombing: civil defence

Birut - Six children were among 19 civilians killed Thursday in regime bombing of opposition-held neighbourhoods in Syria's second city of Aleppo, the civil defence said.

'Nowhere to go': MSF says IS Syria assault traps thousands

Birut - A surprise assault by the Islamic State group has trapped tens of thousands of terrified people on the Syrian border with Turkey, Doctors Without Borders said Monday, warning the situation was "unacceptable".

Thousands flee IS offensive in northern Syria

Birut - Thousands of civilians have fled an offensive by the Islamic State group against non-jihadist rebels in northern Syria into territory controlled by a US-backed Kurdish-led alliance, a monitor said on Sunday.

'100,000 Syrians trapped' as IS advances near Turkish border

Birut - At least 100,000 people were trapped Friday along Syria's border with Turkey after the Islamic State group swept through rebel territory in Aleppo province, rights groups and activists said.

Russia in first raids on Syria's Aleppo since truce: Monitor

Birut - Russian warplanes hit a key rebel supply route to Aleppo on Sunday in Moscow's first strikes on Syria's battleground second city since a February ceasefire, a monitoring group said.

Aleppo truce extended by 48 hours: Syrian army

Damascus - A truce in Aleppo in northern Syria between regime forces and rebels that was due to expire late Monday has been extended by 48 hours, the army command said.

Dozens dead as Syria army battles jihadists near Aleppo: monitor

Birut - Fighting between Syrian regime forces and Al-Qaeda-affiliated jihadists and their allies has left more than 70 dead south of the battleground city of Aleppo, a monitor said on Friday.

Life returns to Syria's Aleppo after two weeks of fighting

Aleppo - After two weeks of hiding at home or underground to escape death, residents emerged onto the streets in Syria's battered second city Aleppo as a truce took hold there Thursday.

Syria to respect 48-hour Aleppo truce starting Thursday: State media

Damascus - Syria's army said Wednesday it will abide by a two-day ceasefire in second city Aleppo agreed between the United States and Russia.

'3 dead, 17 wounded by rebel fire' on hospital in Syria's Aleppo

Damascus - Rebel fire on a hospital in a government-controlled neighbourhood of Syria's second city Aleppo killed three women and wounded another 17 people on Tuesday, state media reported.

Aleppo: A key Syrian battleground

Birut - The city of Aleppo, capital of the eponymous northern province, is strategically vital to all sides involved in Syria's five-year civil war and at the centre of escalating violence imperilling a landmark ceasefire.

'Dozens dead' in Aleppo clashes

Birut - At least 38 civilians were killed and dozens more wounded in fresh violence in Syria's second city Aleppo on Thursday, a monitoring group said.

20 killed in Syrian regime strikes on Aleppo: civil defence group

Aleppo - At least 20 civilians were killed late Wednesday in regime strikes on a hospital and nearby residential building in the Syrian city of Aleppo, civil defence volunteers known as the White Helmets said.

For battered Aleppo residents, Syria ceasefire already dead

Birut - As world powers backing peace talks continue to insist Syria's ceasefire is holding, residents of battered second city Aleppo can only express stunned disbelief."I don't know what truce they're talking about.

Syria air raids 'kill 19' in Aleppo province

Aleppo - Air strikes on rebel-held areas of Syria's second city Aleppo and a town to its west killed at least 19 people on Tuesday, emergency workers said.
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