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# Aleppo

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At least 42 dead after 'TNT-packed barrels' dropped on Syrian city of Aleppo
Earlier it was reported that the strike killed at least 25 people, including six children, a monitor said, part of a week-long regime bombing campaign that has left hundreds dead.
Syrian 'barrel bombs' kill 76 people including 28 children
The “unprecedented” bombardment came as the UN estimated that the number of Syrian refugees would touch 4.1 million by the end of 2014.
Residents of Syria's Aleppo sell their belongings to survive
People are trying to sell off electronic devices to make money – but there isn’t enough electricity to make them work.
Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
The very best of the week’s writing from around the web
Syrian missiles kill at least 141 in Syria
At least half of those killed were children when the Syrian military fired at least four missiles into the northern province of Aleppo last week.
Universities in Syria shut after blast kills 87
No one has claimed responsibility for the blasts, but the government and rebels have blamed each other.
UN unable to feed 1 million hungry in Syria
The World Food Programme is blaming a lack of security in the war-stricken country for an estimated 1 million people going hungry.
Syria's war worsening 'by the day', says UN envoy
Lakhdar Brahimi believes he has a ceasefire plan that could be accepted by the international community, including Russia.
Syrian rebels claim capture of infantry base in Aleppo
The fall of the army installation in Syria’s largest city is the last blow to the regime of Bashar al-Assad.
Turkey pounds Syria in reprisal for deadly fire
Turkey has fired on Syrian targets this morning in reprisal for deadly cross-border fire yesterday, as tensions in the region sharply escalate.
Syria: Explosions rock central Aleppo
A number of explosions have rocked a central district in the northern city of Aleppo – with some reports of casualties.
Syrian fighting torches historic medieval market
The damage to one of the best-preserved old souks in the Middle East was the worst yet to a UNESCO World Heritage site in Syria.
Syria war rages on, UN chief warns of calamity
A report published today also said that children are being “badly traumatised” after witnessing killing and torture.
Syria: Air strike kills 30 as over 150 reported dead in nationwide violence
Clashes across the country have continued today as some estimates now put the death toll from the civil war at over 29,000 since early last year.
Syrian filmmaker killed in Aleppo: opposition
A young filmmaker has been killed while shooting a video in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo.
UN peace envoy says Syria death toll is 'staggering'
Lakhdar Brahimi told the UN General Assembly that the destruction in the country is reaching “catastrophic proportions and the suffering of the people is immense”.
Syria: Rebels target government aircraft after seizing air defence building
A total of 125 people killed in violence nationwide on Friday including 74 civilians, 29 soldiers and 22 rebels according to one report.
A butcher, a barber and a policeman: meet Syria's rebels
Butchers, barbers and students are now getting used to guns, tanks and warfare.
UK warns it will 'revisit' stance on Syria if government uses chemical weapons
Meanwhile, a harrowing first-hand report from Amnesty International workers documents a sharp increase in extrajudicial and summary executions of civilians in Aleppo.
Japanese reporter shot dead in Syria
Mika Yamamoto’s father, who was also a journalist, said reports of her death were “too much to bear”.
Syria: Shelling continues as Eid is celebrated
As Eid al-Fitr is being celebrated in Syria, Aleppo and Daraa were being shelled, according to latest reports. Meanwhile, the last UN monitors are leaving the country.
Syria: Departing UN observer chief criticises failure to protect civilians
International obligations towards civilians “have not been respected” by either side in Syrian conflict,
Syria: Defected premier says regime is 'near collapse'
Riad Hijab, highest-ranking political figure to defect from the government, said he felt “pain in his soul” over the regime’s shelling and other attacks on rebel strongholds.
Syria: Clinton in Turkey for talks as battle continues in Aleppo
The US has abandoned its quest for UN Security Council action – and is looking at other ways of supporting Syrian rebels.
Syria in danger of 'long-term civil war', says UN chief
Meanwhile, Syrian rebels have been forced from key area of Aleppo.
Clashes rage in rebel bastions of Syria's Aleppo
Meanwhile, President Assad appointed a new prime minister to replace the one who defected to neighbouring Jordan earlier this week.
Iran to hold conference on Syria
The summit follows one of the biggest ground assaults in weeks on rebel strongholds in Aleppo yesterday.
Syria: At least 162 reported killed across country
At least 37 people – 17 civilians, 10 rebels and 10 soldiers – were reportedly killed in the northern city of Aleppo.
Syria: Amnesty releases satellite images of Aleppo activity
Images taken in and around Aleppo recently show increased use of heavy weapons in the area.
Syrian government warplanes pound Aleppo rebels - NGO
The fighter jets have repeatedly hit areas held by the rebels in two districts of the city today.
Syrian TV presenter ‘kidnapped and executed’
The news comes as new fighting is reported in Aleppo and Damascus.
UN assembly hits out at Security Council failure on Syria
The Assembly overwhelmingly passed a resolution criticising the Security Council’s failure to act on the Syria conflict.
Syria: Rebels bombard airbase near Aleppo amid reports of torture and execution
There have been further reports of human rights abuses from both government forces and rebels in Syria as the battle for its second city continues.
Syria: Government troops and rebels clash near Aleppo intelligence HQ
The military offensive of troops loyal to president Bashar Assad has entered its fourth day.
Syria: Aleppo assault will be 'nail in coffin' of Assad's presidency
US Defence Secretary says reported use of weapons against the Syrian people shows that Assad’s “regime is coming to an end”.
Syria latest: Jordan's refugee camp, the Pope's plea and Aleppo assaults
The Pope has appealed for an end to violence as Syria’s army continues its ferocious attacks on the city of Aleppo.