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Aleppo News

Buses brave 'road of fear' in Syria's divided Aleppo

Aleppo - At dawn Syrian civil servants Abu Asaad and Abu Abdo each begin their commutes across the war-torn city of Aleppo, a once-short journey that now takes 10 hours.

Turkey fears '2-3 million more refugees' if Aleppo falls

Ankara - Turkey fears another two to three million Syrian refugees could cross its borders if the region of Syria's second city of Aleppo is overrun either by Islamist extremists or regime forces, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Tuesday.

Assad responds favorably to UN peace proposal

Aleppo - The UN special envoy to Syria, Staffan de Mistura reports that Syria has responded positively to a UN proposal to suspend fighting in the city of Aleppo.

Assad says ready to study UN plan to 'freeze' Aleppo fighting

Damascus - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said Monday he was ready to study a UN plan to "freeze" fighting in the northern city of Aleppo, a statement from his office said.

U.S.-led Syria air strikes kill civilians, including children

Aleppo - US-led air strikes targeting Islamic State and other militant groups in Syria have killed as many as two dozen innocent civilians, including numerous children, say activists on the ground in the war-ravaged nation.

Syrian family among 10 killed in Aleppo air raid: NGO

Aleppo - Syrian regime forces dumped barrel bombs on a rebel-held area of Aleppo killing 10 civilians, including a family of four, a monitoring group said.

Syria and Iraq dropping barrel bombs on their own cities

In the last couple of days the Syrian regime has continued to drop barrel bombs on opposition fighters in Aleppo. In neighboring Iraq the Maliki government is also using the same kind of weapon in Fallujah.

Three million people in Aleppo without water for nine days

Three million people in the Syrian city of Aleppo have been without drinking water for the past nine days because rebels have cut off supplies to the besieged city, according to the Syrian Foreign Ministry on Monday.

Syrian insurgents bomb Aleppo hotel

Syrian opposition insurgents have blown up a hotel that is often used by Syrian army units currently fighting against opposition groups in Aleppo.

10 children killed as air raid hits Syria school

Beirut - An air raid on a rebel-held neighbourhood of Syria's main northern city Aleppo hit a school, killing at least 18 people, 10 of them children, Wednesday, a monitoring group said.

Syrian Air Force kills dozens more in Aleppo

The Syrian Air Force continues to kill many more Syrians with impunity as it bombards rebel-held districts in Aleppo. Also on the increase is the air forces use of helicopter-dropped barrel bombs.

Syrian army continue to bomb streets of Aleppo

Jerusalem Online issued disturbing footage of the Syrian Army barrel bombs in Aleppo. In spite of diplomatic attempts to end the Syria crisis, the army continue to attack rebels in Aleppo and Damascus.

Syria rebels launch Aleppo campaign, bombing toll hits 257

Beirut - A coalition of Syrian rebels announced a new military operation in Aleppo province on Thursday, where more than 250 people have been killed in regime barrel bomb attacks since Saturday.

Syria's President Assad's letter to Pope Francis

Rome - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Saturday, sent a message to Pope Francis through a Syrian delegation to the Vatican headed up by Syria’s Minister of State Joseph Sweid.

News corps ask Syrian rebels to halt kidnap of journalists

New York - The Syrian war has dragged on for more than two years with both sides, the rebels and the Assad regime, blaming each other. Journalists reporting from the area face an increasingly hostile environment and kidnappings by rebel forces are on the increase.

Syrian rebel commander killed in airstrike

A major Syrian rebel commander belonging to an Islamic faction was killed after a government airstrike. As well as killing the commander, the airstrike left two other high ranking members of the organisation wounded.

Syrian troops seize northern strategic town

Syrian troops on Friday captured the strategic town of Safira in the northern province of Aleppo. The capture of the town was confirmed by activists as well as Syrian state television.

Syrian Army makes another strategic gain, reopens key Aleppo road

In another tactical victory over the ragtag rebel opposition Syria's Army has captured a key road which links the country's heartland to the country's commercial hub. The northern city of Aleppo.

Al-Qaeda linked group announces offensive against Syrian rebels

Al-Qaeda's affiliate group in Syria, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), have announced a new offensive that will target other rebel groups.

UN inspectors soon to head to Syrian chemical weapons sites

Aleppo - A spokesman for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced yesterday that following discussions between UN representatives and the Syrian government, UN weapons inspectors will visit Syria to investigate alleged chemical weapons use.

Syrian rebels claim they now control the west of Aleppo Province

Syrian opposition rebel forces claim they have virtual control over the western part of the country's northern province Aleppo.

Syria's Aleppo university withdraws Erdogan's honorary doctorate

Aleppo University has announced that it is withdrawing the honorary doctorate in international relations it gave Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan back in 2009.

Al-Qaeda and Free Syrian Army rebels clash in Aleppo

Aleppo - Fighting broke out again between members of Al-Qaeda's affiliate group, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, and members of the Free Syrian Army.

Syrian residents in Aleppo protest against rebel siege

Aleppo - Syrian residents in the northern city of Aleppo have held a protest against a rebel siege of government held areas in the divided city.

Syrian military readying to clear rebels out of Aleppo and Homs

The Syrian military is undertaking an offensive to recapture the territory that they lost to the rebels in the country's largest commercial city, Aleppo.

Syrian Army readying to assault Aleppo

The Syrian Army is readying to launch an offensive military campaign in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo in order to clear it of its rebel occupants.

Hezbollah fighters amassing in Aleppo

Aleppo - An unnamed Hezbollah commander speaking on condition of anonymity has claimed that the militant group has begun to gather in and around Aleppo city in northern Syria.

Rebels in Syria launch attack on Aleppo prison

Aleppo - Syrian rebels in the northern city of Aleppo have launched a major attack against the city's central prison where 250 anti government individuals are being held.

Syrian war displaces 235,000 Palestinians says UN Agency

Aleppo - As the conflict in Syria between government forces and armed rebels continues, Palestinian refugees in the war-torn country are increasingly becoming collateral damage.

Syrian troops break rebel blockade in the north

Syrian troops managed to break through a 6 month rebel blockade in the north. The rebels had managed to keep the soldiers holed up in 2 military bases just outside the town of Maarat al-Nuaman.
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Even with the constant threat of barrel bombs people still take time out to relax.
Even with the constant threat of barrel bombs people still take time out to relax.
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Free Syrian Army (FSA) rebels hold a planning session. The FSA is not a single group  rather it is a...
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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Syria s commercial hub Aleppo.
Syria's commercial hub Aleppo.
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Despite all the difficulty the Syrian people take care of themselves. Laundry day in Aleppo.
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 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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A couple sits to survey the destruction of the neighborhood.
A couple sits to survey the destruction of the neighborhood.
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The 10th Century Aleppo Codex
The 10th Century Aleppo Codex
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A Syrian national flag flutters at a government-controlled district as seen from a rebel-held area i...
A Syrian national flag flutters at a government-controlled district as seen from a rebel-held area in Aleppo's Karm al-Jabal district
With permission by Reuters / Saad AboBrahim
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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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Mountain top tree in Semen Stolbnik near Aleppo  Syria
Mountain top tree in Semen Stolbnik near Aleppo, Syria
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A young man in Aleppo grilling lamb and chicken at his street stall
A young man in Aleppo grilling lamb and chicken at his street stall
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A FSA fighter engaged in a shootout in Aleppo
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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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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The once beautiful city of Aleppo now lies in ruins
The once beautiful city of Aleppo now lies in ruins
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October 3  2012 - Aleppo  Syria:  A series of car bombs detonated in the central Saadallah al-Jabiri...
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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Saint Elias church in Aleppo  Syria.
Saint Elias church in Aleppo, Syria.
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Reuters Pictures of the Year 2013: Residents run from a fire at a gasoline and oil shop in Aleppo s ...
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
With permission by Reuters / Haleem Al-Halabi
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