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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.

Strikes on Syria's Aleppo kill 14 civilians: Civil defence

Aleppo - Air strikes on rebel-held neighbourhoods in Syria's second city Aleppo on Friday killed at least 14 civilians and wounded more than a dozen others, the local civil defence told AFP.

11 civilians dead in attacks in Syria's Aleppo: Monitor

Birut - At least 11 civilians were killed in Syria's second city Aleppo, a monitor said Sunday, in one of the highest single tolls since a fragile truce came into force.

IS group makes gains in northern Syria from regime, rebels

Birut - The Islamic State jihadist group made gains in northern Syria on Saturday from both government forces and their rebel opponents, a monitoring group said.

Aleppo: The main battleground in Syria war

Aleppo - The city of Aleppo is key to all sides fighting in Syria's five-year civil war and holds "the key to war and peace", according to a monitor.

Syrian army fights on two fronts near Aleppo: Monitor

Birut - Syrian regime forces on Friday battled Islamic State group jihadists near Aleppo city as they clashed with a local Al-Qaeda affiliate and allied rebels nearby, a monitoring group said.

Many civilians killed in mortar attacks in Kurdish area of Aleppo

Aleppo - Attacks by rockets and mortars hit a predominantly Kurdish area in the city of Aleppo, Syria. The area is under the control of the Syrian government of Bashir Assad.

Tea breaks, video games: Syria rebels use truce to unwind

Aleppo - Their guns propped up on a mattress nearby, Tarek Muhrem and his fellow Syrian rebel fighters plop down on their couch along Aleppo city's front lines for an evening of football video games.

Jihadists cut regime supply route to Syria's Aleppo

Birut - The Islamic State group and other jihadists on Monday cut a vital supply route linking the west of Syria's second city Aleppo with other government-held territory, a monitoring group said.

Aleppo's rebel zones prepare for total siege

Gaziantep - A single road, like a fragile umbilical cord, connects rebel areas of Syria's second city Aleppo with international relief from Turkey.

Kurdish-led forces push back IS in NE Syria: monitor

Birut - Kurdish-led forces backed by international air strikes have advanced to within a few kilometres (miles) of a key Islamic State group stronghold in northeastern Syria, a monitor said on Friday.
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Violence continues to sweep across Aleppo.
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A couple sits to survey the destruction of the neighborhood.
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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
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Saint Elias church in Aleppo, Syria.
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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 FSA fighter engaged in a shootout 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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Syria's commercial hub Aleppo.
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Even with the constant threat of barrel bombs people still take time out to relax.
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