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Aleppo: City in Aleppo Governorate, Syria
Aleppo is a city in Syria, which serves as the capital of the Aleppo Governorate, the most populous Syrian governorate. With an official population of 4.6 million in 2010, Aleppo was the largest Syrian city before the Syrian Civil War; however, it is now the second-largest city in Syria, after the capital Damascus.

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Syria announces Damascus-Aleppo highway open to traffic

Syria's transport ministry declared the main highway between Damascus and Aleppo open to the public on Saturday after troops recaptured the major artery in a Russian-backed offensive.
Reuters - Published

Syrian forces consolidate control of Aleppo, air strikes under way

The Syrian army said on Monday it had taken full control of dozens of towns in Aleppo's northwestern countryside and it would press on with its campaign to wipe out militant groups "wherever they are..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Aleppo


Meet the Syrian father turning the sound of war into a game [Video]Meet the Syrian father turning the sound of war into a game

Syrian video journalist Abdallah al-Muhammad has turned the experience of air strikes and shelling near his home in northwest Syria's Idlib into a game for his three-year old daughter to help her cope..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:41Published

Syrian government forces seize most of Aleppo province [Video]Syrian government forces seize most of Aleppo province

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 01:47Published

Syrian army strengthens Aleppo grip before Russia-Turkey talks [Video]Syrian army strengthens Aleppo grip before Russia-Turkey talks

State media says government forces make significant gains in northwest amid push against last major rebel bastion.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:21Published

Russia-backed Syrian forces intensify attacks in Idlib, Aleppo [Video]Russia-backed Syrian forces intensify attacks in Idlib, Aleppo

The bombardment is forcing many to flee towards the Turkish border.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 06:15Published

At least 12 killed in Russia-led air raids near Syria's Aleppo [Video]At least 12 killed in Russia-led air raids near Syria's Aleppo

Family of eight, including six children, among those killed by air attack in Syria, according to residents.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:11Published

Having fled bombing, Syrian children learn to read in borderland tent schools [Video]Having fled bombing, Syrian children learn to read in borderland tent schools

With about two million children out of class across the country, meet the teachers and students going to school in Syrian refugee camps. Emer McCarthy reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:52Published

 

'A horrifying new level': UN says 900,000 displaced in northwest Syria since December

The UN said Monday that 900,000 people have been uprooted by violence in northwest Syria since December – 100,000 more than previously recorded – as the Syrian army said it had retaken dozens of..
France 24 - Published

Syrian forces consolidate control of Aleppo, pledge to eradicate remaining insurgents

The Syrian army said on Monday it had taken full control of dozens of towns in Aleppo's northwestern countryside and it would press on with its campaign to wipe out militant groups "wherever they are..
Reuters - Published

Syrian forces seize most of Aleppo province, on eve of Turkey-Russia talks

Syrian government forces made significant advances on Sunday in the country's northwestern Aleppo province, seizing most of the rebel-held region, state media said, a day before a new round of talks..
Reuters - Published

Syrian army clears barricades on Damascus-Aleppo highway-state media

Syrian troops began clearing barricades from the main highway between Damascus and Aleppo on Saturday after recovering full control of the road in a Russian-backed offensive, Syrian state media..
Reuters - Published

Another Syrian government helicopter shot down over Idlib region

another syrian government helicopter shot down over idlib region
A Syrian government helicopter was downed in a rural area west of Aleppo in Syria's Idlib region on Friday, with conflicting claims over who was responsible. Turkey's state-owned Anadolu news agency..
WorldNews - Published

Turkish-backed rebels down Syrian helicopter in Idlib

Turkish-backed Syrian rebels shot down a government helicopter west of Aleppo in Syria's northwestern Idlib region, where violence and displacement has spiked in recent weeks, Turkish and Syrian state..
Reuters - Published

Government troops seizes highway in northwest Syria as Turkey-Russia talks end inconclusively

Government forces seized control of a highway in northwest Syria for the first time since 2012 on Tuesday as they pressed their campaign to eradicate the last rebel strongholds in Idlib province and..
Reuters - Published

Fighting continues in Idlib as Turkey-Russia talks end inconclusively

Government forces seized control of a highway in northwest Syria for the first time since 2012 on Tuesday as they pressed their campaign to eradicate the last rebel strongholds in Idlib province and..
France 24 - Published

Syrian forces retake main Aleppo-Damascus highway: Observatory

syrian forces retake main aleppo-damascus highway: observatory
Syrian forces have reportedly managed to wrest control of a key highway connecting the capital Damascus to second city Aleppo for the first time in over seven years. The so-called Syrian Observatory..
WorldNews - Published

Syrian government seizes Aleppo highway for first time since 2012: monitor

Syrian government forces seized control of the entire length of the main Aleppo-Damascus highway on Tuesday for the first time since 2012, after driving rebels from their last foothold on the road, the..
Reuters - Published

Syrian government forces recapture 600 square km of territory in Idlib campaign

Syrian government forces have recaptured more than 600 square kilometers of territory so far in a campaign to seize control of the last rebel strongholds of Idlib and the Aleppo countryside, a..
Reuters - Published

Jihadist car bomb attacks target Syrian pro-government forces in Aleppo

Syrian insurgents carried out two suicide car bomb attacks in an assault on pro-government forces in Aleppo on Saturday and opened a new front northeast of the city, an attempted fightback after..
Reuters - Published

Syrian rebels launch car bomb attacks west of Aleppo

Syrian insurgents carried out at least three car bomb attacks against government forces west of Aleppo on Saturday and opened a new front northeast of the city, an attempted fight back after..
Reuters - Published

Syrian rebels launch attack near Aleppo - rebel sources, monitor

syrian rebels launch attack near aleppo - rebel sources, monitor
Turkish-backed Syrian rebels attacked government-held positions northeast of Aleppo on Saturday, rebel sources and a war monitor said, opening a new front against Syrian army forces that have made..
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Russia says three Syrian army servicemen killed in Aleppo: RIA

Three Syrian army servicemen were killed and eight wounded in the last 24 hours by gunfire from militants in the Syrian city of Aleppo, RIA news agency reported on Friday, citing the Russian defense..
Reuters - Published

Several children killed in Turkish artillery attack in northern Syria, monitor says

Eight children were among 11 civilians killed Monday in a Turkish artillery attack that hit near a school in a northern Syrian town in Aleppo province, a war monitor said.
France 24 - Published

The Deadly End of American Policy in Syria

the deadly end of american policy in syria
In Syria, aligning with the United States has often proved costly. Throughout eight years of civil war, Syrians who tied their fortunes to the changing whims of American policy have been systematically..
WorldNews - Published

'For Sama': Syrian mother captures life in Aleppo under siege

We discover a mother's film about her city under siege and why she chose to stay there with her baby while bombs fell all around her. The harrowing, powerful and deeply human "For Sama" is about life..
France 24 - Published

Centuries-old bazaar in Syria’s Aleppo recovering little by little

centuries-old bazaar in syria’s aleppo recovering little by little
Aleppo’s centuries-old bazaar is being rebuilt bit by bit as Syrians try to restore one of their historical crown jewels, devastated during years of brutal fighting for control of the city. The..
WorldNews - Published

Doctors' crowdfunded hospital brings hope in Syria

After a children's hospital in Aleppo was bombed, donations from around the world funded a new one.
BBC News - Published

Aleppo's scattered business owners have yet to return home

In the old khan, a stone courtyard off Aleppo's medieval souk, most of the 41 cloth shops are deserted. Many of the owners moved elsewhere or went abroad to escape fighting in the historic Syrian city,..
Reuters - Published

Out of Aleppo

Mohammad Shasho's family left Aleppo in 2013, telling their children they were taking a prolonged vacation. That "vacation" was an evacuation prompted by Syria's eight-year-old civil war, and it became..
CBS News - Published

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