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Barrel bombing kills 11 children in Syria's Aleppo

Birut - Eleven children were killed on Thursday in a barrel bomb attack carried out by government forces on a rebel-held neighbourhood of Syria's Aleppo city, a monitor said.

Russia says ready for Aleppo 'humanitarian pause'

Moscow - Russia said on Thursday it was ready to halt fire for 48-hour periods in Aleppo from next week, following UN calls to extend humanitarian pauses to deliver aid.

EU calls for 'immediate halt' to Aleppo fighting

Brussels - The European Union on Thursday urged an "immediate halt" to fighting in the Syrian city of Aleppo to allow medical and humanitarian aid to reach an estimated 1.5 million trapped civilians."The EU and its member States call for...

Raids kill 19 civilians in Syria's rebel east Aleppo: monitor

Birut - Air raids killed 19 civilians, including three children, in rebel-held districts of Syria's battleground second city Aleppo on Tuesday, a monitoring group said.

Aleppo one of 'most devastating urban conflicts': Red Cross

Geneva - The battle for Syria's ravaged second city Aleppo is one of the worst urban conflicts ever fought, the head of the International Committee of the Red Cross said Monday.

Russia 'close' to joining forces with US on Aleppo: minister

Moscow - Russia is close to joining forces with the United States around Syria's ravaged second city of Aleppo, Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said in comments aired Monday.

51 civilians killed in Aleppo raids, shelling: monitor

Birut - At least 51 civilians, including four children, were killed in air raids and shelling attacks on Saturday in Syria's battleground city Aleppo and the neighbouring countryside, a monitoring group said.

UN aid chief says 3-hour truce in Aleppo not enough

New York - The United Nations' top aid official on Wednesday said a three-hour truce announced by Russia to deliver aid to Aleppo would not be enough to meet the needs of civilians in the war-battered Syrian city.

Russia declares three-hour daily ceasefire in Aleppo

Moscow - Russia's defence ministry said it would hold fire around Syria's ravaged city of Aleppo for three hours each day to allow humanitarian aid in, an initiative the UN said is insufficient to meet the city's needs.

At least 500 fighters killed in a week in Aleppo battle: monitor

Birut - More than 500 rebels and government forces have been killed in one week of fierce fighting to control the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, a monitor said on Saturday.

Syria regime bombing kills 16 in rebel-held Aleppo: monitor

Birut - Syrian government air strikes and artillery fire killed at least 16 civilians on Wednesday in rebel-held neighbourhoods in the east of Aleppo city, a monitor said.

Syria regime advances on rebels in Aleppo

Birut - Syrian government forces on Tuesday seized a rebel-held neighbourhood on the northwest outskirts of Aleppo, tightening their siege of the opposition-controlled parts of the city, a monitor said.

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.
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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
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A young man in Aleppo grilling lamb and chicken at his street stall
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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 FSA fighter engaged in a shootout in Aleppo
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Syria's commercial hub Aleppo.
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Pieces of exploded mortar rounds in the streets of Aleppo on 8/16/12
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Despite all the difficulty the Syrian people take care of themselves. Laundry day in Aleppo.
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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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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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Even with the constant threat of barrel bombs people still take time out to relax.
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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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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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Aleppo, Syria - Damage caused by artillery projectiles and rockets bombarding Aleppo on 8/16/12
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Violence continues to sweep across Aleppo.
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