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News and updates about Aleppo

Thousands of Syrians flee Aleppo

Nearly 10,000 civilians flee eastern Aleppo as government retakes areas held by rebels.

Thousands of Syrians flee Aleppo

Syrian army retakes largest rebel area in Aleppo

Syrian state media says government forces captured the largest rebel-held district of Aleppo.

Syrian army retakes largest rebel area in Aleppo

Chemical watchdog accepts Russia's offer to aid Syria probe

OPCW accepts Russia's offer to provide it with possible evidence of chemical attack in Aleppo.

Chemical watchdog accepts Russia's offer to aid Syria probe

UN: Time is running out in Aleppo

UN envoy says time is "running out" for efforts to avoid a humanitarian catastrophe in Syria's war-battered Aleppo.

UN: Time is running out in Aleppo

25 civilians killed in air strikes in Aleppo

Syrian air strikes and shelling kill 25 civilians in eastern Aleppo.

25 civilians killed in air strikes in Aleppo

Syrian children's hospital hit in government airstrikes

Syria resumes airstrikes on Aleppo, hitting a children's hospital, a blood, bank, and a school.

Syrian children's hospital hit in government airstrikes

Syria and Russia renew assault on rebels

Syria's regime and its ally Russia launch wide-ranging assault on rebels in Aleppo, sparking fury in Washington.

Syria and Russia renew assault on rebels

Syrian regime rolls back rebel gains in Aleppo

Syrian government forces recapture all areas taken by rebel fighters in a recent assault on eastern Aleppo.

Syrian regime rolls back rebel gains in Aleppo

Russia denies UN request for longer Aleppo ceasefires

Russia says UN request to extend future pauses in fighting in Aleppo is "counterproductive".

Russia denies UN request for longer Aleppo ceasefires

Syrian rebels renew attack on Aleppo

Syrian rebels renew their bid to break a government siege of eastern Aleppo, hours before a Russian-declared ceasefire due to begin.

Syrian rebels renew attack on Aleppo

Syrian rebels use toxic gas in Aleppo

Syrian state media claims rebels fired shells containing toxic gas into government-held parts of Aleppo.

Syrian rebels use toxic gas in Aleppo

Putin: Not the time to resume Aleppo strikes

Russian President rejects request to lift a moratorium on air strike on Syria’s Aleppo.

Putin: Not the time to resume Aleppo strikes

Aleppo attacked after truce expires

Heavy clashes erupt in Aleppo after unilateral ceasefire announced by Russia expires.

Aleppo attacked after truce expires

UN chief: Food is running out in Aleppo

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says that nearly 500 people have been killed in Aleppo.

UN chief: Food is running out in Aleppo

Eight hour truce in Aleppo

Moscow announces lull in strikes to allow safe evacuation for armed rebels and wounded

Eight hour truce in Aleppo

Western countries considering sanctions over Aleppo bombing

United States, Britain and Western allies considering imposing sanctions against economic targets in Syria and Russia.

Western countries considering sanctions over Aleppo bombing

Syria: 20 killed in car bomb blast in Aleppo province

At least 20 people killed in a car bomb blast near the town of Azaz in Syria's Aleppo province.

Syria: 20 killed in car bomb blast in Aleppo province

Putin cancels visit to France amid row over Syria

Russian President cancels visit to France after Francoise Hollande says Russia helped Syria commit a war crime in Aleppo.

Putin cancels visit to France amid row over Syria

Russia carries out its heaviest strikes on Aleppo

Newest Russian raids in Aleppo kill at least 12 civilians.

Russia carries out its heaviest strikes on Aleppo

The angel of death in Aleppo

The angel of death in Aleppo

Russia vetoes UN resolution on Aleppo

For the fifth time in five years, Russia vetoes UN draft resolution on Syria.

Russia vetoes UN resolution on Aleppo

Assad: We have 'no option' but to expel rebels from Aleppo

Syrian President warns rebels in Aleppo that unless they agree to a deal, his forces would have "no option" but to expel them from the city.

Assad: We have 'no option' but to expel rebels from Aleppo

The United Nations must militarily confront Islamic State and Al-Nusra

The United Nations must militarily confront Islamic State and Al-Nusra

Syria to reduce its bombardment of Aleppo

Syria's army surprisingly announces it is reducing its bombardment of rebels in Aleppo.

Syria to reduce its bombardment of Aleppo

Catholic leaders call to make Aleppo a 'safe zone'

As Syria's Aleppo continues to be ravaged by war, Catholic leaders called to give the city a break.

Catholic leaders call to make Aleppo a 'safe zone'

Syrian government offers rebels state passage

As Syrian government and allied forces advance toward Aleppo, rebels are offered state passage and aid supplies.

Syrian government offers rebels state passage

UN aid chief: Aleppo facing a 'humanitarian catastrophe'

United Nations aid chief warns that Aleppo faces a humanitarian catastrophe "unlike any" witnessed so far in Syria's brutal five-year war.

UN aid chief: Aleppo facing a 'humanitarian catastrophe'

Kerry: We're 'on the brink' of ending talks with Russia

Secretary of State John Kerry warns that Washington is “on the brink” of ending its talks with Russia on the Syrian conflict.

Kerry: We're 'on the brink' of ending talks with Russia

Obama under fire for Syria policy

US President defends his refusal to use force in Syria, as diplomatic efforts fail and carnage continues with no end in sight.

Obama under fire for Syria policy

Russia 'going all out' in Syria

Regime forces advance in battle for Aleppo after days of intensive bombing. Experts say Russia has given up on cooperating with US.

Russia 'going all out' in Syria

Battle of Aleppo: A war of words

Trust between world powers collapses together with the short-lived reprieve from fighting, boding ill for civilians in the Syrian city.

Battle of Aleppo: A war of words

The Battle of Aleppo, so far

Syrian civil war battle in Aleppo has been called the biggest urban battle since Stalingrad in World War II. Here is the sequence of events.

The Battle of Aleppo, so far

EU: Attacks in Aleppo a breach of international law

Top EU officials say attacks on civilians in the Syrian city of Aleppo amount to a "breach of international humanitarian law".

EU: Attacks in Aleppo a breach of international law

Syrian army launches new offensive on Aleppo

Syria's army announces an offensive to retake the rebel-held east of Aleppo, days after ceasefire fell apart.

Syrian army launches new offensive on Aleppo

Aleppo ablaze as resumed fighting intensifies

Ceasefire a distant memory as heavy regime airstrikes hit rebel-controlled areas in battle of Aleppo. World powers cling to failed truce.

Aleppo ablaze as resumed fighting intensifies

United States concludes Russia attacked Syrian aid convoy

Officials say the United States has reached the preliminary conclusion that Russian warplanes bombed aid convoy in Aleppo.

United States concludes Russia attacked Syrian aid convoy

Red Cross: Some 20 civilians killed in Syria aid convoy attack

More signs US-Russia brokered truce over, as airstrikes hit Red Crescent aid trucks, killing 20 and depriving many more of food & medicine.

Red Cross: Some 20 civilians killed in Syria aid convoy attack

Syria: 12 killed as aid convoy attacked

18 trucks in a 31-vehicle convoy delivering aid attacked in Aleppo.

Syria: 12 killed as aid convoy attacked

Renewed shelling in Aleppo as truce ends

Syrian Army declares the US-Russia brokered ceasefire null and void, resumes shelling of rebel-held sections of Aleppo.

Renewed shelling in Aleppo as truce ends

Besieged Aleppo turns to dangerous 'alternative' fuels

250,000 residents of Aleppo have been left without electricity due to protracted siege, so they produce makeshift fuel out of plastic.

Besieged Aleppo turns to dangerous 'alternative' fuels

Will Syrian civil war finally end?

Can the war in Syria be nearing an end? President Assad accepts US-Russian joint plan of pathway to end the conflict, but opposition unsure.

Will Syrian civil war finally end?

Air strike kills top jihadist rebel commander in Syria

An air strike near Syria's battleground city Aleppo killed the military leader of the largest rebel alliance.

 Air strike kills top jihadist rebel commander in Syria

Syrian regime denies using chlorine, blames 'terrorists'

Syrian government denies it used chlorine gas in an attack in Aleppo, following which dozens were treated for breathing problems.

Syrian regime denies using chlorine, blames 'terrorists'

Watch: Presidential nominee doesn't know what 'Aleppo' is

Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson doesn't recognize the name of Syria's second largest city during a TV interview.

Watch: Presidential nominee doesn't know what 'Aleppo' is

Syria regime retakes key Aleppo district from rebels

Assad forces retake strategic area as 'largest urban battle since World War 2' rages on, causing continued civilian suffering and privation.

Syria regime retakes key Aleppo district from rebels

Chemical watchdog concerned over chlorine attack in Aleppo

Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons says it is "disturbed" by the alleged use of toxic chemicals in Aleppo.

Chemical watchdog concerned over chlorine attack in Aleppo

Syrian regime reportedly uses chlorine gas in Aleppo

Dozens of people treated for breathing problems in Aleppo after regime helicopters drop barrel bombs which may have contained chlorine gas.

Syrian regime reportedly uses chlorine gas in Aleppo

Syria regime advances south of Aleppo, threatens new siege

Syrian government forces advanced on Sunday south of Aleppo as they pushed to once again encircle rebel neighborhoods and reimpose a siege.

Syria regime advances south of Aleppo, threatens new siege

Rebels conquer massive swath of Syria

Syrian opposition fighters have seized several areas in a rapid advance against government forces in central Hama province.

Rebels conquer massive swath of Syria

Barrel bomb attack in Syria's Aleppo kills 11 children

15 civilians, including 11 children, killed in a barrel bomb attack on a rebel-held neighborhood of Syria's Aleppo.

Barrel bomb attack in Syria's Aleppo kills 11 children

Syria brutality enabled by anti-Israel double standards

Syria brutality enabled by anti-Israel double standards

UN official blasts 'sinful' carnage in Aleppo

UN top aid official Stephen O'Brien voices anger at world powers' inability to agree on a truce to allow aid into Syria's second city.

UN official blasts 'sinful' carnage in Aleppo

Syrian pound drops sharply against US dollar

The value of the Syrian pound fell sharply over the weekend due to petroleum shortage as a result the war ravaging the country.

 Syrian pound drops sharply against US dollar

More than 300 civilians dead in recent Aleppo violence

More than 300 civilians have been killed in a three-week surge of fighting and bombardment in devastated city of Aleppo.

More than 300 civilians dead in recent Aleppo violence

Russia: We did not bomb this boy's home

Russia says the viral Aleppo video shows a neighborhood out of bounds for its pilots, suggests rebel home-made rockets are to blame.

Russia: We did not bomb this boy's home

Russia in Syria: We will honor the UN 'pause'

Russia has announced its intent to join a proposed UN weekly ceasefire to aid civilians embroiled in the Syrian conflict.

Russia in Syria: We will honor the UN 'pause'

Red Cross on Aleppo: Myriads trapped, devastating urban conflict

Russia, U.S., ISIS, Hezbollah, Syria and others battle at expense of suffering civilian population.

Red Cross on Aleppo: Myriads trapped, devastating urban conflict

Russia: We're close to joining forces with U.S. in Aleppo

Russian Defense Minister says his country is close to joining forces with the United States around Syria's ravaged second city.

Russia: We're close to joining forces with U.S. in Aleppo

Dozens dead as warplanes pound rebel-held north Syria

Russian and Syrian regime batter rebel-controlled areas in Aleppo and surrounding areas, killing at least 45 civilians.

Dozens dead as warplanes pound rebel-held north Syria

France concerned over reports of chemical attack in Syria

France alarmed at reports of a deadly chemical attack in the Syrian battleground city of Aleppo.

France concerned over reports of chemical attack in Syria