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Week-long Aleppo air raids kill more than 300

More than 300 people have been killed in a week of air raids on the northern Syrian city of Aleppo and nearby towns by President Bashar al-Assad's forces, a monitoring group said on Monday. Many of the casualties, who included

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Syria rebels seize govt town in Aleppo province

Syrian rebels seized the northern town of Khan al-Assal on Monday, activists said, one of the last towns in the western part of Aleppo province that was held by President Bashar al-Assad's forces. An army build-up around the p

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Syria rebels capture military airport near Aleppo

Syrian opposition fighters captured a military airport near the northern city of Aleppo on Tuesday, an opposition organisation said. The airport is the latest military facility in the region between Syria's industrial and comm

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Old Aleppo, frontline ghost town of ruined treasures

A 13th century mosque is shuttered, its tottering minaret struck at the base by a shell. Snipers fire from nests atop the immense stone walls of the citadel, where ancient Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Arab and Turkish warriors once perched.

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Syrian army quits key base after rebel attack

The Syrian army has abandoned its last base near the northern town of Saraqeb after a fierce assault by rebels, further isolating the strategically important second city Aleppo from the capital. But in a political setback to force

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Rebels attack Syrian army base near Aleppo

Rebels attacked a Syrian army base near the main northern highway on Thursday to try to consolidate their control over the supply line to Aleppo, days after capturing a strategic town in the area, opposition activists said. Rebels

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40 killed in Aleppo explosions

  At least 40 people were killed and 90 wounded in a series of explosions in the centre of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on Wednesday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, citing medical sources.  

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Assad tours Aleppo, orders more troops into battle

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is visiting the city of Aleppo to take a first-hand look at the fighting between government forces and rebels and has ordered 30,000 more troops into the battle, a Lebanese paper said on Tuesday. A

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Ancient souk in Aleppo in ashes

  Large parts of Aleppo's covered market, the largest of its kind in the world and a Unesco world heritage site that traces its history back to the 14th century, have been reduced to ashes as government forces and rebels figh

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Syria air strikes hit Aleppo hospital

  Syrian air force missiles struck a hospital in a rebel-held area of Aleppo wounding one person, a doctor there said on Wednesday, and Human Rights Watch called it was an attack in violation of international law. &n

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