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In war-torn Syria, 'cat man' starts rare animal clinic

Kafer Halab - At an unlikely cat shelter in rebel-held northern Syria, Mohammed Alaa al-Jaleel gently holds a feline patient on her back as an ultrasound probe is rolled across her pregnant belly.

Syria army seizes dozens of villages in advance on key base: monitor

Beirut - Syrian troops have recaptured dozens of towns and villages from jihadist fighters, a monitor said Sunday, bringing them closer to a key military airport in the country's northwest.

In rubble of Aleppo souk, tablecloth shop makes solitary comeback

Aleppo - It used to be one of the most vibrant marketplaces in the Syrian city of Aleppo, but today, the bombed-out streets of Khan al-Harir are home to a solitary shop selling tablecloths.

Thousands in Syria's Aleppo mark one year since 'victory'

Aleppo - Jumaa Sabbuh lost his son in the violence that battered Syria's Aleppo for years. On Thursday, he was among thousands commemorating the one-year anniversary of the army's recapture of the city.

Year on, Aleppo is licking its wounds

Aleppo - The streets of Kalasseh, a neighbourhood of Aleppo formerly held by rebels, are jammed with traffic again and its pavements are packed with people and overflowing market stalls.

Toll in Syria market strikes rises to 61: monitor

Birut - Air strikes that ripped through a market in a rebel-held Syrian town have killed 61 people, mostly civilians, an updated toll from a monitor said on Tuesday.

After helping retake Aleppo, Russia seeks to rebuild it

Aleppo - Flicking through before-and-after photos of Aleppo's Umayyad mosque on his phone, the city's mufti Mahmoud Akkam said he initially wanted the celebrated landmark to be restored by fellow Syrians.

'Like a dream': bombed-out cafe reopens in Aleppo's Armenian quarter

Aleppo - Taline Menassian still trembles when she steps into the Aleppo Armenian Society's open-air cafe, shaken by memories of the rockets that once rained down on the Syrian city's front line.

In east Aleppo, industrial zones emerge from the rubble

Aleppo - In a formerly rebel-held district of Syria's Aleppo, factory owner Karam allows himself a small smile as he watches his machines back in action, churning out plastic goods.

For families fleeing IS, a waystation in Aleppo

Aleppo - Syrian escapees from the Islamic State group languished for hours on the sizzling concrete pavements at Aleppo's main bus station, their faces gaunt and eyes rimmed by dark circles.

IS withdraws from Syria's Aleppo province: monitor

Birut - The Islamic State group no longer has a presence in Syria's Aleppo province after withdrawing from a series of villages where regime forces were advancing, a monitor said on Friday.

Syria army takes Aleppo town from IS: military source

Damascus - Syria's army Sunday seized a key town from the Islamic State group in the east of Aleppo province, a military source said, nearing its goal of expelling the jihadists from the region.

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.
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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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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 FSA fighter engaged in a shootout in 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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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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Saint Elias church in Aleppo, Syria.
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The once beautiful city of Aleppo now lies in ruins
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Aleppo, Syria - Damage caused by artillery projectiles and rockets bombarding Aleppo on 8/16/12
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A young man in Aleppo grilling lamb and chicken at his street stall
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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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Residents pick up after aerial bombings by government forces in the rebel-held Azaz section of Aleppo, August 16, 2012.
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The 10th Century Aleppo Codex
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Mountain top tree in Semen Stolbnik near Aleppo, Syria
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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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Free Syrian Army soldier walking among rubble in Aleppo.jpg
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A couple sits to survey the destruction of the neighborhood.
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File photo: Aleppo, Syria, after devastating air raids. A common sight from which refugees are fleeing.
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