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US claims deadly north Syria strike, denies targeting mosque

Birut - The US military says it carried out an air strike in northern Syria against an Al-Qaeda target, but denies deliberately targeting a mosque where at least 42 people were killed according to an independent monitor.

Six years on, Aleppo dares to dream of end to Syria war

Aleppo - When the army recaptured Aleppo in December, Mohammad Baqdul left Beirut and returned with his family to his native city, convinced the end of Syria's six-year war was near.

Aleppo car lover aims to revive his 'wounded' classics

Aleppo - Car enthusiast Mohammed Mohiedin Anis gazes sadly at a 1955 Buick Super, one of his collection of vintage cars "wounded" in battles that ravaged the northern Syrian city of Aleppo.

Aleppo traders clear debris from war-scarred souk

Aleppo - In Syria's Aleppo, men throw rubble into the courtyard of a historic inn as merchants gather below to oversee the resurrection of their war-battered shops.

Aleppo traders clear debris from war-scarred souk

Aleppo - In Syria's Aleppo, men throw rubble into the courtyard of a historic inn as merchants gather below to oversee the resurrection of their war-battered shops.

Aleppo traders clear debris from war-scarred souk

Aleppo - In Syria's Aleppo, men throw rubble into the courtyard of a historic inn as merchants gather below to oversee the resurrection of their war-battered shops.

Aleppo: the massive task of rebuilding a shattered city

Aleppo - Midnight means lights out in Syria's Aleppo: as the clock strikes 12, overworked power generators shut off across the city, plunging war-ravaged neighbourhoods and heritage sites into darkness.

21 civilians 'executed' by rebels in Aleppo: state media

Damascus - Syrian authorities have accused rebel fighters of executing 21 civilians, including women and children, at close range as they quit second city Aleppo last week, state media reported.

Two dead in blast at Aleppo ammo store: Syrian state media

Damascus - Two people were killed Saturday in a blast at an ammunitions warehouse formerly used by rebels in the battered Syrian city of Aleppo, state media reported.

Aleppo Christians prepare war-ravaged church for Christmas

Aleppo - Inside Aleppo's crumbling Saint Elias Cathedral, Nehme Badawi and his brother Bashir rummage through the snow-covered rubble for wood and scrap metal to make a crude Nativity scene for Christmas.

Russia has sent battalion of military police to Aleppo: minister

Moscow - Russia has sent a battalion of military police to keep order in Aleppo, Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said Friday, after the Syrian regime took full control of the ravaged city.

IS scored 'opportunistic' wins in Syria as Aleppo fell

Paris - The Syrian regime's all-out offensive to recapture Aleppo enabled the Islamic State group to regain territory elsewhere, including the historic city of Palmyra, and has dimmed prospects of defeating the jihadists, experts say.

In Aleppo, Assad supporters shout their joy after regime victory

Aleppo - Thousands of people in western Aleppo took to the streets Thursday, rejoicing in the Syrian regime's operation to retake the eastern side of their city from rebels after a years-long battle.

Aleppo evacutions continue, 'last convoys' expected

Aleppo - Evacuations from rebel-held parts of Aleppo continued overnight with dozens of vehicles leaving the city and the operation likely to end on Thursday, aid workers said.

Aleppo evacutions continue, 'last convoys' expected

Aleppo - Evacuations from rebel-held parts of Aleppo continued overnight with dozens of vehicles leaving the city and the operation likely to end on Thursday, aid workers said.

Aleppo evacutions continue, 'last convoys' expected

Aleppo - Evacuations from rebel-held parts of Aleppo continued overnight with dozens of vehicles leaving the city and the operation likely to end on Thursday, aid workers said.

Gunmen attack buses sent to evacuate Syria pro-regime villages

Birut - Gunmen attacked buses sent to evacuate people from two pro-regime villages in northwest Syria on Sunday but a senior military source said the incident should not disrupt parallel evacuations from Aleppo.

Aleppo wounded desperate for treatment in Turkey

Erdem - Lying in a hospital bed in northern Syria, Aleppo evacuee Ali Tarab pleads to be quickly taken to neighbouring Turkey for proper treatment for his shattered leg.

Aleppo evacuees tell of pain and dreams of returning

Aleppo - "It was the final time I saw Aleppo." Among a sea of sobbing men and hungry children Friday, Mohammad mourned his evacuation from his home town and Syria's second city."It was catastrophic...

Russia says operation to evacuate rebel Aleppo 'complete'

Moscow - Russia's defence ministry on Friday announced it has finished evacuating rebels and their family members from Syria's Aleppo, with only "radical and intransigent" militants left inside."The (Russian) operation...

Evacuation of rebel Aleppo continues through night

Birut - Thousands of traumatised civilians and fighters poured out of rebel Aleppo through the night as a fragile evacuation operation entered a second day on Friday, the Red Cross said.

Assad congratulates Syrians on 'liberation' of Aleppo

Damascus - President Bashar al-Assad on Thursday congratulated Syrians on the "liberation" of Aleppo, as civilians and fighters evacuated the last rebel pocket of the city.

Putin's victory? Russia's role in recapturing Aleppo

Moscow - When Russian President Vladimir Putin launched the Kremlin's bombing campaign in Syria last year to back up leader Bashar al-Assad, the regime's forces were being pushed back.

With Aleppo advance, Syria army sweeps up conscripts

Aleppo - After Mohammed Walo's Aleppo neighbourhood was recaptured by Syria's army, he crossed into the well-stocked government-held west for groceries. On the way back, he was stopped at a checkpoint and conscripted.

Aleppo civilians face fresh nightmare after glimmer of hope

Aleppo - In the last rebel-held pocket of Aleppo, residents were bidding a tearful farewell to their battleground city, expecting to evacuate, only to be plunged back into a familiar nightmare."Bombing is ongoing, no one can move.

Key dates in the battle for Aleppo

Birut - Following are key dates in the battle for Syria's Aleppo where fierce fighting resumed on Wednesday in a blow to hopes for the peaceful evacuation of the last rebel-held areas.

Aleppo loss to spell end for Syria rebellion's dreams

Birut - Syria's rebels once dreamed of overthrowing President Bashar al-Assad's government and taking control of the country, but with the imminent loss of Aleppo they now face the prospect of total defeat.

Evacuation of rebel-held Aleppo delayed

Aleppo - The evacuation of civilians and rebels from remaining opposition-held territory in east Aleppo was delayed by several hours on Wednesday morning, an AFP journalist in the city reported.

UN Security Council to hold emergency meeting on Aleppo at 1700 GMT

New York - The UN Security Council will hold an emergency meeting on Tuesday to urgently address the crisis in Aleppo following reports that Syrian forces executed dozens of civilians in the city.

Aleppo's famed Old City left 'unrecognisable' by war

Aleppo - Once renowned for its bustling souks, grand citadel and historic gates, Aleppo's Old City has been rendered virtually unrecognisable by some of the worst violence of Syria's war.
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Residents pick up after aerial bombings by government forces in the rebel-held Azaz section of Alepp...
Residents pick up after aerial bombings by government forces in the rebel-held Azaz section of Aleppo, August 16, 2012.
Scott Bob report from Azaz, Syria.
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The case was brought by an Orthodox Christian couple who had fled, with their three children, from the Syrian city of Aleppo where a government offensive late last year led to a mass exodus of civilians
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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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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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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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The once beautiful city of Aleppo now lies in ruins
The once beautiful city of Aleppo now lies in ruins
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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File photo: Aleppo, Syria, after devastating air raids. A common sight from which refugees are fleeing.
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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 FSA fighter engaged in a shootout in Aleppo
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Free Syrian Army soldier walking among rubble in Aleppo.jpg
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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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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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The 10th Century Aleppo Codex
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A young man in Aleppo grilling lamb and chicken at his street stall
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Mountain top tree in Semen Stolbnik near 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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Saint Elias church in Aleppo, Syria.
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